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Appleton earns silver designation as bike friendly community

City previously held bronze designation

Post Date:05/11/2017 1:00 PM

When it comes to being a bike-friendly community, Appleton is steadily moving up the list. Earning a silver designation from the League of American Bicyclists Thursday.

"This is another exciting recognition for Appleton that shows our commitment not just to being bike-friendly, but to doing what is right for our citizens to make Appleton a place where people want to be," said Mayor Tim Hanna. bike ride

The League of American Bicyclists awards designations to cities that meet levels of excellence in 18 different categories. The designations range from bronze to diamond. Appleton was previously ranked as a bronze city by the league. 

"Appleton has adopted several planning documents that have set the state for bicycling improvements," noted the league in announcing the designation. 

Those documents include our five-year bike lane and trail paving plan. The city also has a bicycle and pedestrian committee that advises staff on bike/ped issues and the city partners with bike advocacy groups like Fox Cities Cycling Association through programs like our bike ambassador program at the Appleton Police Department. 

According to the League of American Bicyclists, Appleton is one of just over 400 communities in the country to be recognized as a bike-friendly community.

Appleton Communications Coordinator Chad Doran can be reached at (920) 832-5814 or

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