Nashville Wins Bronze
We all know that middle Tennessee has some great roads for cycling, but it’s only in the past few years that our local governments here have begun adding infrastructure to better support cyclists. This support has come in the form of more bike lanes (and better placement and connectivity for those lanes), more places to park your bike, and basically more thought, planning, and consideration regarding how cyclists can better travel on our roads and co-exist with automobiles.
On June 10 this work began to pay off, as the League of American Bicyclists designated Nashville as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level.
This award is presented only to communities with strong commitments to bicycling, and we should all be very very proud of this accomplishment. For more information on the criteria on which we were judged and how we scored, see the scorecard here.
Congratulations — and a huge THANK YOU — to all of those cycling advocates who have worked so hard for so many years to make this happen. You’ve made the world a better place for those of us who like to enjoy it from two wheels, and we appreciate it.
Robert A. Hendry
President, Harpeth Bike Club