Fayetteville Public Library Earns Bicycle Friendly Business Designation by League of American Bicyclists

Fayetteville Public Library Earns Bicycle Friendly Business Designation by League of American Bicyclists

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Fayetteville Public Library has been recognized with a prestigious Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) certification by The League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling and advocacy organization of nearly 20,000 members.

With the announcement of 64 new and renewing BFBs across the country, the library joins a growing list of 1,250 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies leading the way to transform transportation, health, and wellness for the betterment of U.S. workers and local communities.

BFB requirements identify incentives, programming, and amenities proven to enable and inspire more people to ride bikes. Among those offered by Fayetteville Public Library are 30+ bike parking spots (20 covered), bike locks available for checkout, and lockers and showers available for staff who bike to work. In addition, the library has offered multiple biking-related programs for adults on topics such as how to size a bike, how to do basic bike repair, how to tune a bike, and finding the right bike. Additional youth programs about bike safety and using proper hand signals have also been provided at the library.

“We are honored to be chosen for this award,” said Sam Palmer, director of facilities and sustainability at the library. “Fayetteville Public Library is proud to showcase social responsibility, a commitment to sustainability, and reducing environmental footprint. Being recognized with this certification helps us increase morale and quality of life within our community while fostering a culture of wellness.”

The League of American Bicyclists has been leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone since its founding in 1880. It advances its work by actively listening to and learning from diverse stakeholders, defining standards, sharing best practices, and engaging communities in practical solution-building.

Fayetteville Public Library and other organizations have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business.

For more information, contact Sam Palmer at 479-856-7222, or email him at spalmer@faylib.org.