Farmington, CT was officially named a Bicycle Friendly Community (Bronze) by the League of American Cyclists on May 14, 2014. 18 towns across America were added to the League’s roster of BFCs in this round, bringing the total to 303 communities in 48 states.
Including Farmington, just four towns in Connecticut have received the Bicycle Friendly Community designation, including neighboring towns Simsbury and West Hartford, as well as South Windsor. In 2013, Farmington received an Honorary Mention from the League. Since then, the Town has taken many steps to help make Farmington more bike-friendly with awareness campaigns, regulatory changes, events, and volunteer efforts. All these activities have culminated in this new designation by the League.
Bicycle Friendly Farmington acknowledges the hard work done by the Town Council and its Bicycle Advisory Committee, as well as by Town Engineer Matt Blume, in bringing this honor to the Town of Farmington. The Town of Farmington is a great place to live, work — and bicycle! All of us at BFF look forward to continuing to work to increase the opportunities for safe, responsible, and fun bicycling within the town. For more, see the League of American Cyclists’ announcement of the communities added to their list of Bicycle Friendly Communities.