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: