Comments on Irvine’s Bicycle Friendly Community Application

The City of Irvine recently applied for to the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) for Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) status.  This application came as a surprise to many club leaders and other cyclists we spoke with, who had no idea that Irvine was pursuing such an award.

While Irvine has taken advantage of starting with a “clean slate” to build a network of on-street bike lanes and off-street bike paths, this alone does not make a community friendly to cyclists, and CABO believes that more work is needed before Irvine should be given a BFC award.

CABO’s detailed comments are available here:

The on-line survey is here – responses are due by Friday, April 17, 2009:

The BFC scoring criteria are available here:

Irvine’s BFC application: