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Gold Status Biking

Photo from the Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce

 

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the city of Sanibel as one of only two Florida communities to be awarded the prestigious designation of a “Gold” Bicycle Friendly Community.

In 2010, Sanibel was awarded the “Bronze” designation, and in 2014 it was one of four Florida cities designated as a “Silver” status by the League of American Bicyclists.

Sanibel Island, with its 26 miles of scenic bike paths, heads a leading group of communities in every state that are transforming the American landscape.

“We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” League of American Bicyclists Executive Director Bill Nesper said. “We are encouraged by the growing number of leaders who see bicycling as a way to build more vibrant, healthy, sustainable and connected communities and be a part of the solution to many complex challenges faced at both the community and national levels. We look forward to continuing to work with these communities as we move closer to our mission of creating a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.”

For more information about the Bike Friendly Community program, visit www.bikeleague.org/bfa.

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