For years the League of American Bicyclists has been certifying bike-friendly communities. Towns and cities interested in certification apply, and are either rejected or certified. Those that are certified are placed into one of five category levels. From best to worst they are: Platinum, gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention.
Several communities in the D.C./Md./Va. region have received certification for bike-friendliness. The District and Arlington own silver-level ratings, while Baltimore, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and Roanoke have bronze. Frederick and Rockville have honorable mentions
If it works for bikes, can it work for pedestrians?
[Continue reading Dan Malouff’s post at BeyondDC.]
Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at BeyondDC.com. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.