Logan awarded Silver Ranking in National Bicycle Friendly Community Program
Logan, UT named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists
With over 15 miles of trails, 5 miles of bike lanes, and a bike park and bike share system on the way, and much more, Logan is recognized as one of the best towns in Utah for cycling.
Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Logan with a Silver Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFCSM) award, joining over 400 visionary communities from across the country.
With the announcement of 65 new and renewing BFCs today, Logan joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods. This national recognition puts Logan alongside Salt Lake City, Moab, Park City and Provo as the top ranked bicycle friendly communities in Utah.
“We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, Executive Director at the League of American Bicyclists. “We are encouraged by the growing number of leaders who see bicycling as a way to build more vibrant, healthy, sustainable and connected communities and be a part of the solution to many complex challenges faced at both the community and national levels. We look forward to continuing to work with these communities as we move closer to our mission of creating a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.”
The BFC program is revolutionizing the way communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks, while allowing them to benchmark their progress toward improving the ease of navigating by bicycle. With this impressive round, there are now over 400 BFCs in all 50 states. The Silver BFC award recognizes Logan’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
“A bike ride or a walk on a beautiful street or trail while gazing across our beautiful valley is a key part of what makes living in Logan great. As we grow, we’re committed to celebrating that part of valley life by making sure that bicycling stays as safe, healthy, and as fun for us and our children as it has been for our grandparents. This recognition by the League of American Cyclists is a true feather in the cap of the city, and has been won thanks to quality leadership and hard work by Logan’s leadership, staff, and her community members.”
- Craig Petersen, Logan City Mayor
“Bike lanes and trails may seem trivial to some, but creating opportunities for everyone in this community to improve their health, explore our beautiful parks and public lands, and take one more car off our crowded streets is of great value to Logan. People move here, and stay here for the quality of life, and I’m proud in the part I’ve played in helping Logan become nationally recognized as a bicycle friendly community.”
- Russ Holley, Logan City Senior Planner
The application which led to this award was assembled as a joint effort between Logan City staff, elected officials, and the CMPO Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee. If you're interested in working to make Cache County a better place to walk and ride a bicycle, feel free to sign up for the BPAC list serv. The group meets monthly to review Bike/Ped projects in the valley and organize events, like Bike to Work Week, that celebrate and promote active lifestyles across the valley. For more information on this year's Bicycle Friendly Community Rankings, visit the League of American Bicyclists website.