Norfolk Named Bicycle Friendly Community

If you feel like Norfolk has been making strikes to be more bicycle-friendly lately, you’re not the only one who’s noticed.

The Mermaid City was just named among 42 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities by the The League of American Bicyclists. Norfolk won a bronze designation, the first for the city.

“We applaud this new round of communities for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their residents and beyond,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. “The growing number of leaders taking up bicycling as a way of solving many complex community problems is encouraging. 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.”

The designation comes as Norfolk is in the process of developing a strategic bike plan. The Norfolk City Council recently received a preview of the plan, which is due for completion this summer. If you want to read more about the League of American Bicyclists and their standards for choosing their Bicycle Friendly Communities, visit bikeleague.org/community.