Valpo Parks is pleased to announce that the City of Valparaiso has been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists. Valparaiso joins only ten other communities in the State of Indiana and is the only Northwest Indiana community with recognition.
Mayor Jon Costas announced the award at the annual Bike to Work event held on May 17, 2019 at Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza. He stated that with more than 20 miles of existing pathways, Valparaiso plans to continue expansion of the pathway system. Valpo Parks also announced future plans to add a mountain biking trail to the system.
Valpo Parks’ Kevin Nuppnau thanked the Valparaiso Pathways Committee, City Leadership, Valparaiso Police and Fire personnel, and Valparaiso Community Schools. They provided valuable input and collaboration in completing the Bicycle Friendly application. Moreover, achieved the requirements set forth to receive the Bronze award.
“This award celebrates the people and places that are building a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone,” stated Nuppnau.
The League of American Bicyclists is a national organization that represents bicyclists. Their movement is to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.
They set the standard for how communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and accessibility. In addition, they allow them to benchmark progress toward making biking better.
To be named a Bicycle Friendly Community and honored by The League of American Bicyclists is a great compliment to the City of Valparaiso.