Did you know?
Did you know Auburn was the first Alabama city to receive the honor and that our community first earned the status all the way back in 2000?! For 20 years, Auburn has continued to create recreational and transportation resources available to all ages and abilities.
Another fun fact—according to the recent City of Auburn news release—now the city is in an elite group with only a total of 485 communities in the country with this award!
Past Year Saw a Biking Boost
Bill Nesper, executive director for the League of American Bicyclists, commented in the release that 2020 turned into the year of the bike for many. During the pandemic, many outdoor recreational activities became a lifeline—including biking. It always serves as a dependable and sometimes the only means of transportation for many.
Auburn is a Bicycle-Friendly Community because of the city’s commitment to ensuring biking is a safe option for residents. Whether it’s for health, happiness, or necessity, bicyclists can put on their helmets and put the pedal to the pavement.
What Makes Cities Bike-Friendly?
In a nutshell, the answer is being advocates and activists for better biking. This includes meeting the standards for better biking established by the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program. Auburn continues to demonstrate dedication to improving the cycling experience by providing bike education programs, creating pro-bike policies, hosting bike-related events, and improving bike infrastructure.
Auburn is a Bicycle-Friendly Community with the bike lanes to prove it! Rolling around town, you’ll see that bike lanes are prevalent. The city is connected from downtown to established neighborhoods to busier main streets such as the University-Shug Jordan loop. Plus, for bike enthusiasts, there are the awarding-winning mountain bike trails in Chewacla State Park.
Ride like the wind to and from your place at Summer Wind Apartment Homes. Far enough from Auburn University and downtown to think twice about walking, but not too far to bike, our complex is conveniently located off North Donahue Drive. Find out more about us and our community by reading our other blogs!