Earlier this week, the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest rankings of Bicycle Friendly Communities in the U.S., and Madison became the 5th community to earn the Platinum rating! Madison joins Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado; Davis, California; and Portland, Oregon as Platinum rated cities for bicycling! Madison also became the first community since 2013 to receive that rating. According to the League,the Bicycle Friendly designation shows a community’s dedication to creating safer and better places to ride your bike.
In addition to Madison’s honor, 7 other Wisconsin communities established or renewed their Bicycle Friendly Status, including Fitchburg, which moved from Bronze to Silver status, Middleton and Monona were also recognized at the Bronze level, Sun Prairie received an Honorable Mention, and UW Madison was ranked as a Bicycle Friendly University at the Gold level.
You can see the complete list of Bicycle Friendly Communities on the League of American Bicyclists website.