F-M area Receive Major Award

Cyclists are celebrating an award given to the city that says Fargo is a Bicycle Friendly Community.

Along with Grand Forks, the F–M area receive the bronze Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists.

It’s the first time that cities in North Dakota have been chosen for the award.

Transportation Planner Dan Farnsworth said,”It says a lot about the citizens that are willing to use the bike facility, and the bike share program. and also for the city leaders who do push these things also.”

Adding bike lines and the bike share program, are some of the criteria looked at for the award.

Some people in community, have noticed the changes  and the increase of bikers.

Sarah Lien who rides said,”I love seeing that Fargo is becoming a stronger and healthy city.”

People say they like to change up their daily transportation

“We try to walk when we can and bike when we can and not always drive,” said Lien.

There are five levels diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze. And with a little work, there are hopes of getting to the top.

“May in the future years we’ll look at applying for those and see if we can get a higher status,”said Farnsworth.

More than 800 cities have applied for the awards, and we can be proud to say that Fargo is a bicycles friend.

Fargo joins more than 300 other cities across the country that have earned this title.