Rock Hill Named Bicycle Friendly Community

Bike Rock Hill logoAcross the U.S., bicycling is on the rise — thanks in part to cities like Rock Hill taking steps to make riding safer and more comfortable for all residents.

On Thursday, the League of American Bicyclists named Rock Hill a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community.

“We are excited that Rock Hill recognizes that simple steps to make biking safe and comfortable pay huge dividends in civic, community and economic development,” said League President Andy Clarke. “Bicycling is more than a practical, cost-effective solution to many municipal challenges – it’s a way to make Rock Hill a place where people don’t just live and work, but thrive.”

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 their bicycle-friendliness. With this impressive round, there are now 242 BFCs in 47 states across America.

The Bronze Level BFC award recognizes Rock Hill’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

“Receiving this designation from the League of American Bicyclists is not only a tremendous honor, it is a testament to Rock Hill’s commitment to providing the highest quality of life for all citizens,” said Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols in a press release. “Rock Hill is fortunate to have engaged citizen groups such as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force, Eat Smart Move More York County and the Rock Hill Bike Club working alongside staff to provide bike friendly routes, facilities and programs enabling citizens and visitors to use bicycles for transportation and recreation.”