Thursday, December 22, 2022

Bicycle Friendly State

The Bicycle Friendly State℠ program promotes awareness, best practices, and action by state Departments of Transportation and state legislatures.

While each state has its own beautiful scenery, bicycling culture, and weather – the Bicycle Friendly State℠ program is concerned with actions by state decision-makers and helping each state understand how it can play a role in building a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone.

The Bicycle Friendly State℠ program is structured around a ranking of all 50 states based upon publicly available data and a survey completed by state Departments of Transportation and/or state bicycle advocacy organizations. This data is used to rank and create a report card for each state. Our last ranking was completed in 2022.

About twelve years ago, I worked with TDOT to get Tennessee's ranking improved from 45 to 19. Not a lot improvement was added for Tennessee. It was more filling out the over 100 questions, plus addition of our 401c3 State Bike corp. In 2022 Tennessee's ranking remains at 19th.

Learn more about Bicycle Friendly States:

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