The League of American Bicyclists announced last week that it has honored the City of Durham with its prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community Award at the Bronze level. “Durham has many great places for cycling, from the American Tobacco Trail and North-South Greenway Trail to many low-traffic neighborhood streets,” said Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell. “We thank the League for recognizing our efforts to improve the quality of life for our residents and provide transportation choices. Our City staff, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the biking community have worked hard over the past decade to get us to this point.” The League is recognizing 18 new Bicycle Friendly Communities and eight renewals in its fall 2010 award cycle. Chapel Hill is also being recognized at the Bronze level, and Carrboro’s designation was renewed and upgraded to the Silver level. Other Bicycle Friendly Communities in North Carolina are Cary, Charlotte, Davidson, and Greensboro. The League of American Bicyclists will present Durham’s award along with a highway road sign at a local ceremony in the near future. See this recent article from the Herald-Sun for more detail.