May 19, 2021 (Rock Hill, SC) – Today, the League of American Bicyclists honored the efforts of the City of Rock Hill to build better places for people to bike with a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. Rock Hill, SC, joins 487 communities across the country in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The award recognizes Rock Hill for its commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources that benefit its residents of all ages and abilities while encouraging healthier and more sustainable transportation choice.
“Biking in America has shown great resilience in light of trying times and it’s so important that communities like Rock Hill have laid the groundwork over several years to make biking a safe, accessible option for all. As so many Americans have turned to biking as a fun way to get outdoors and as a necessary transportation option, we must keep the momentum to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone going,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “This award round, Rock Hill joins 37 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities in the movement toward healthier, more sustainable and connected places.”
“Being recognized by the League of American Bicyclists is not only a tremendous honor, it is a testament to Rock Hill’s commitment to providing the highest quality of life for all citizens,” said Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys. “We are fortunate to have engaged citizen groups such as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition of York County, Eat Smart Move More York County and the Rock Hill Bike Club working alongside staff to provide bike friendly routes, facilities and programs enabling citizens and visitors to use bicycles for transportation and recreation.” The Bronze-level BFC award recognizes Rock Hill’s commitment to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bike education programs, regular bike events that promote and encourage people to choose biking, pro-bike policies, and bike infrastructure. Awarded communities must renew their status every four years to ensure that they not only maintain existing efforts, but also keep up with changing technology, national safety standards, and community-driven best practices. To learn more about the BFC program, visit bikeleague.org/community.
About the League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at www.bikeleague.org.