Through our partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, CycleLifeHQ is able to assess and, if appropriate, provide accreditation for your community’s level of Bicycle Friendliness. We’re the only licensed certifier able to offer this program in Australia and New Zealand.
The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) program commenced in 1995 and has received over 1500 applications. There are currently 430 recognized Bicycle Friendly Communities in the U.S and over 100 Honorable Mentions.
This program has now been officially extended outside the U.S/Canada for the first time, to provide communities in Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to benchmark themselves and obtain a roadmap to identify improvements for local and visiting cyclists. Accreditation also recognises and provides further marketing and branding opportunities for those communities performing well for cyclists.
Key benefits for undertaking a BFC assessment include:
- opportunity to benchmark and provide a road-map for success
- indication of areas for improvement
- provides further branding and marketing opportunities to position as a bicycle friendly destination, encouraging greater ridership for locals and visitors
- provides guidance to help make your community‘s vision for a better, more bikeable community a reality.
A BFC welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodations for bicycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. Making cycling safe and convenient are keys to improving public health, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality and improving quality of life.
To find out more about becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community, please contact us.
How to apply
You can apply at any time. You can find out more about the process and costs involved here.
Bicycle Friendly Community – Australia Awards
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Bicycle Friendly Community – America Awards
To find a Bicycle Friendly Community in the U.S, please visit the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Program