Can Davis make Diamond??

Community Plans Reception for League of American Bicyclists

Davis has been presented a new challenge.  A bicycle challenge, that is, designed by the League of American Bicyclists that entails getting Davis from the platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community status to that of the “diamond”, a new level of designation created for the League’s Bicycle Friendly Community program.

Staff from the League of American Bicyclists will be visiting Davis next week to meet with city staff, elected officials, bicycle advocacy groups, UC Davis, the business community, and the public.  Their mission to Davis is to review our draft Beyond Platinum – Bicycle Action Plan and to understand our community’s aspiration to improve cycling for Davis’ residents, students, and visitors. Members of the public are welcome to join the reception for the League of American Bicyclists, to thank our bicycle volunteers, recognize 2012 accomplishments, and to think big over the coming years as we begin the transformation of becoming a world-class, bicycle friendly community.  The reception will be held at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame on Wednesday, December 12th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and will include refreshments. 

The new, diamond-level Bicycle Friendly Community status will inspire the Davis community to plan, collaborate, and implement a much higher sophistication of bicycling by providing an improved bicycling infrastructure, several pro-bicycle policies, and many programmatic endeavors, including an emphasis on bicycle safety education.  The end goal: A safer, better connected, and more comfortable environment in which to ride a bicycle for people of ages and abilities.

For more information, please contact:

Dave “DK” Kemp

Active Transportation Coordinator
Home of the 2017 Bicycle World’s Fair & Exposition

Community Development and Sustainability Department

Phone: 530-757-5669

1 Response to “Can Davis make Diamond??”

  • A rising tide lifts all boats, and Im not talking about Climate Change. Davis needs to look outward to improve its standing as a bicycle friendly city. Per capita ridership should be an important factor in calculating the precious minerals associated with bicycle friendliness.

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