West Hartford continues to make improvements to its bicycle facilities and programs. Bicycling is important for a healthy, livable community. There are now 506 Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) throughout the United States and Washington, D.C.
The League of American Bicyclists’ recognized the Town of West Hartford by renewing its Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community designation, which required a greater demonstration of the Town’s efforts as the application process was more involved this cycle. Our achievements since our last Bronze level designation in 2013 are the result of West Hartford’s commitment to improving its roadways to accommodate bicycles wherever possible, to its public safety measures that enforce the rules of the road, to its bicycle safety curriculum in its schools, and to its cycling community that encourages everyone to consider cycling over driving whenever they can. West Hartford is very proud of this important renewed designation and we will continue to make improvements to the community in the years ahead.
The BFC program provides a road map to improving a Bicycle Friendly Community and the application itself has become a rigorous and an educational tool in itself. Of the 506 recognized Bicycle Friendly Communities, West Hartford is one of 349 Bronze level communities.