The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) presents the award only “to communities with remarkable commitments to bicycling.” Los Altos attained Bicycle Friendly Community status at the Bronze level. Applicant communities are judged in five categories: engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation and planning. So the next question: How do we get the Gold?
“The Bronze level indicates we have a lot of room for improvement but that we are headed in the right direction,” says Bill Crook, Los Altos Traffic Commission Chair and champion of the application process for Bicycle Friendly Community status. “The Los Altos Bicycle Transportation Plan is nearing completion. The new plan puts a priority on getting school children biking to school and residents biking to nearby retail, parks, library – everyday errands.”
We eagerly await information from the LAB on improvements needed for Los Altos to achieve Gold status. Thanks to Bill Crook, City of Los Altos Senior Engineer, Larry Lind, Sargent Matt Hartley of the Los Altos Police Department, and members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for helping to make this happen!