I’m always on the lookout for ways to spread the good news about West Palm Beach’s status as a walkable and bike-friendly oasis of urbanism in a sea of south Florida sprawl. Here’s another way for our city to brag: Become a Bicycle Friendly Community. It’s not just about earning an award, though, but a commitment to supporting bicycling in our community.
This award from the League of American Bicyclists showcases communities that have committed to the “five Es” of Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation. I used the checklist the League of American Bicyclists provided, and we already check off a lot of these boxes. Getting a few more of these boxes checked shouldn’t be too hard.
Let’s work on what we can to earn inclusion into this list. I will gladly volunteer on a bicycle advisory committee and help work on a comprehensive bicycle plan with the City. Would you be willing to volunteer to help West Palm Beach become a Bicycle Friendly Community?