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The Bicycle Friendly State program has again ranked all 50 states on their bike-friendliness. Montana has ranked 46 for 2011 with an overall grade of F. The rankings are based on overall scores to the ranking questionnaire that was sent to your state?s Bike Coordinator, and that you assisted in verifying many of the responses.

In response to the feedback we?ve received from many of you, as well as our Bicycle Friendly America advisory board, the category grade level was created to recognize efforts in a more categorized manner your work to improve conditions for bicycling that go unrecognized in the more dynamic and competitive ranking. Our hope is that this provides yet another tool within the program to explain the strengths and weaknesses of bicycling in your state. The category grades for Montana are:

  • F in Legislation
  • F in Policies & Programs
  • F in Infrastructure
  • F in Education & Encouragement
  • F in Evaluation & Planning
  • F in Enforcement

As with the previous years, the overall scoring was very close, with the separation of many states being the difference of just a few items. Passage of key legislation, updated traffic code, increased education programs or accurate funding reporting can lead to a significant impact on your state?s ranking. Within the next few weeks I will be sharing feedback with you and your coordinator on items that Montana did not score points on. Our hope is that you can use this feedback to form an action plan to address these items to further accommodate and encourage bicycling in your state.

For more information about “Bike Friendly” categories visit The League of American Bicyclists web page.

 

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