Lakewood and Cleveland Heights get BFC Award
The League of American Bicyclists officially announced its latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities and we are excited to announce that two Greater Cleveland communities were recognized.
Cleveland Heights and Lakewood both were recognized with a bronze level designation. The designation recognizes the work each city has done to be friendlier to people on bikes. Projects that influence the designation include the installation of bike lanes on Franklin Ave. in Lakewood, the installation of buffered bike lanes on Edgehill in Cleveland Heights, the installation of numerous bike racks over the past 18 months by both cities and the encouragement work of the Cleveland Heights Bicycle Coalition, Bike Lakewood and Bike Cleveland.
If you live or ride in Lakewood or Cleveland Heights we encourage you to send a note to the elected officials in each city congratulating them on the designation and encourage them to keep up the good work. Contact information for elected officials in both cities can be found below, along with a sample letter you can customize and send:
Mayor Kelley – firstname.lastname@example.org
City Manager Tanisha Briley – email@example.com
City Council emails can be found here.
Mayor Summers – Mayor@Lakewoodoh.net
General City Council Email – council@Lakewoodoh.net
Or contact each individual councilmember through their contact info found here.
As more communities across Greater Cleveland begin to see the health, environmental, and quality of life benefits biking brings to a city we will continue to see more municipalities investing in safer streets and, as a result, being recognized as bicycle friendly communities. Read the League of American Bicyclists press release about all the designations this round.