A Dream Ride ‘PROJECT’
Dream Ride Projects is committed to The Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Program, a national program of the League of American Bicyclists. Currently, via coalitions throughout Lancaster county, it is our ambition to help define and implement the processes by which our local communities can effect cultural change in order to attain this designation.
The Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Program, a national program of the League of American Bicyclists inspires communities to improve conditions and opportunities for bicycling, which fundamentally supports the mission of Dream Ride Projects. The program provides incentives, hands-on assistance and award recognition for communities that actively support bicycling, and welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation.
The BFC application provides a comprehensive picture of a community by asking questions across five categories often referred to as the ’5 E’s’ – Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation & Planning. For more information on the ’5 E’s’ :http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/communities/bfc_five-Es.php
A community must demonstrate achievements in each of the 5 categories in order to be considered for an award. Awards are given based on the level of accomplishment of the individual community.