Las Cruces designated a bicycle-friendly community
City of Las Cruces
The City of Las Cruces has received designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The City has received a bronze level status.
Cities chosen for this status must show remarkable commitments to bicycling. Bicycle Friendly Communities welcome cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging residents to bike for transportation and recreation. Las Cruces is one of 21 communities to receive the designation.
“This is a great achievement for the City of Las Cruces. We’ve worked very hard with local officials, city staff, citizens and local bike groups to achieve this status,” says Andy Hume, Metropolitan Planning Organization Planner. “The City has really improved our roads for bicyclists through adding bike lanes, creating awareness and partnership with cyclists.”
The City’s bronze status is good for four years. The City has shown to encourage cycling with the hopes of improving health, reducing traffic and improving air quality. The League of American Bicyclists says Bicycle Friendly Communities are places with a high quality of life, where people want to live, work and visit. These communities can give a more connected, physically active and environmentally sustainable community that enjoys property values, business growth, increased tourism and more transportation choices.