Wednesday, May 23, 2012

League of American Bicyclists Releases Idaho Report Card

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM

May is National Bike Month and that means it is also the time that The League of American Bicyclists releases its national data and rankings on bike issues and infrastructure.

Some of that data was used to rank Boise 30th nationally as a bike-friendly city. As a state, Idaho didn't do quite as well, coming in 36th nationally.

On a score of one to five, Idaho got a one for infrastructure and funding; twos for legislation and enforcement, evaluation and planning and policies and programs; and a three for education and encouragement.

Though we got attaboys for the number of bike commuters and a Share the Road campaign, the report's top tip for improvement is: "Adopt a state bicycle plan and establish a bicycle advisory committee to oversee implementation."

The report also dinged Idaho for its opposition to using federal funds for bike projects.

The complete Idaho Report Card can be read here.


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