The city of Punta Gorda was recognized by FBA as a "Florida Bike-Friendly Community." Besides making a remarkable comeback from 2004's Hurricane Charley, city leaders, its business community and citizens chose to embrace the concept and implement its plan to provide a safe, efficient and enjoyable environment for cyclists and pedestrians.
Among the reasons FBA chose Punta Gorda for this designation is the fact that earlier this year they became the first community in Florida to offer a free bike loaner program. Their commitment to completing Harborwalk, a 15-mile linear park that will circle the city, and the numerous ongoing activities and efforts by government, business, and residents alike to promote cycling for enjoyment and function are other important factors. FBA is proud to honor the city of Punta Gorda.
Kudos from BikeWalkLee to Earl Lang,the Peace River Riders,Team Punta Gorda and other bike advocates in Punta Gorda for their terrific work with city officials!
To read the Cape Coral Breeze May 18th article on both FBA awards, click here.