Photo: Coppola Photography
Cities are dynamic entities. If you look at photos from 100 years ago, most city streets would be unrecognizable. While preserving history is important, places and infrastructure require constant revision and revitalization to accommodate modern populations — working with the old to build the new.
Every December, we like to celebrate the new. We scour reports, public records and, most importantly, solicit submissions from city officials and community members to review the year’s latest bike projects.
Does your city or town have a bikeway that was completed in 2020? Now is the time to show it off.
It doesn’t matter if your new bikeway is 10 meters or 10 miles long, if it’s critical to your place and doing important work to connect your community’s bike network, we want to hear from you. We’ll choose the top 10 new bikeways based on innovative construction, relevant location and how well they improve access, connectivity and safety. The winners will be featured on the PeopleForBikes website.
If you’re proud of a new bikeway in your community, please send the following information:
- A photo (or a few) of your bikeway
- 100 words or fewer explaining why the bikeway should be recognized as one of America’s best of 2020, with an emphasis on how it has improved your overall bike network
- When (month of 2020) the bikeway was completed
- Email address and/or phone number of a contact person to follow up with: preferably the person/organization behind the funding/advocacy of this new bikeway
Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, December 7.
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