The City of Roseville was the first city in Placer County to be honored with the prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community Award in 2008. Municipalities actively supporting bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation receive the award from the Bicycle Friendly Communities Campaign. Roseville boasts more than 90 miles of on-street bike lanes and 34 miles of off-street bike paths. The city joins Davis, Folsom and Sacramento as other locally honored communities.
While honoring Roseville at the bronze level, the League of American Bicyclists cited Roseville Bikefest, a family-friendly bicycle safety event, as an example of the City’s commitment to bicycling. The League also cited the City’s installation of bicycle lockers for commuters as an example of the City’s commitment to bicycling.
The Bicycle Friendly Community designation is awarded by the League of American Bicyclists and considers a community’s record in promoting bicycling in five categories: education, engineering, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation. Only communities with established records in two or more of the five categories receive awards. Since its inception in 2003 the League has given awards to 96 communities in 32 states out of 245 communities that have applied. Platinum, gold, silver, and bronze awards are given twice each year.