With nearly 40 million Americans bicycling in 2012 and U.S. bike commuting increasing more than 61% from 2000 to 2012, there's growing consensus that making biking better is a key component of a healthy, livable community. There are 303 Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) in 48 states and West Hartford, CT is one of them!
The League of American Bicyclists’ Bronze level designation is 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 achievement accomplishment and we will continue to make improvements to the community in the years ahead.
The BFC program provides a road map to building a Bicycle Friendly Community and the application itself has become a rigorous and an educational tool in itself. Since its inception, more than 769 distinct communities have applied and the five levels of the award – diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze – provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve.
West Hartford offers these resources:
Bicycle Facilities Plan
Bicycle Network Map
Bicycle Parking in West Hartford Center
Complete Streets Policy
Pedestrian & Bicycle Commission