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Chesapeake Country Wins Bronze

Plans to increase biking gain national attention

     Chesapeake Country isn’t just friendly. We’re also bike friendly.

     So says the League of American Bicyclists which, on December 6, recognized Annapolis and Anne Arundel County with a bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award. 

     Both county and city join 464 biking districts across the country.

      “We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option,” said Bill Nesper director at the League of American Bicyclists. The League looks for leaders who see biking as a way to create healthy and sustainable neighborhoods. 

     The awards are based on standards including bike-friendly laws, public outreach, ridership and biking events. 

    The county’s new bike share program drew the League’s attention. So did ongoing plans to connect more than 60 miles of bike routes.

     “As an avid, daily commuting bicyclist, this bronze award is an honor,” said Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley. “It’s a step in the right direction to continue making Annapolis the most bike-friendly city in the state.”

     With the new guidance and feedback from the biking league, Chesapeake Country could move from bronze, to silver — and beyond.