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Buffalo has been named a Bronze Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

The award recognizes the city’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. Census data showed Buffalo ranked 14th in the nation for total number of bicycle commuters.

Justin Booth, executive director of GObike Buffalo, said updates of the city’s bicycle master plan and the Buffalo Green Code had city “poised to become one of the best bicycling cities in the country.”

“Buffalo is playing a critical part in creating a truly bicycle-friendly America,” said Andy Clarke, the league’s president, in a statement. “We know Buffalo’s investment in bicycling will be returned many times over in health, environmental and quality-of- life benefits of a thriving community.”