Best Practices for Municipalities filling out the Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) Application
Here you'll find some tips to help you craft the best BFC application possible.
- Take stock of where you're at with the Quick Evaluation Checklist
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions Page
- Review the BFC Application - available here in Word and PDF format
- Reach out to local Bicycling advocates, non-profit groups and charities that work on cycling issues to create an application task force
- Create an account or sign in with an existing account (If you have any questions about signing in, or forgot your username and password, email [email protected] for assistance)
- Gather required data for the application. ***NOTE*** The BFC Application is extremely thorough, and can be quite lengthy to complete. This is done by design - it's meant to encourage municipalities to reach out to schools, police services, public health, non-profit organizations, businesses and other potential partners to gather information and build new partnerships around cycling.
- Check to see if anything listed in the application could be implemented before the application is submitted
- Contact Justin at [email protected] if you need assistance in filling out the application or if you have any questions
- Ask your partners to review your final application draft to ensure completeness before submitting
- Invite community residents to become local reviewers before the deadline
- Submit the application before the deadline of March 1st, 2019
- If awarded, be sure to attend the 2019 Ontario Bike Summit with elected officials to receive your designation. Circulate the press release written by Share the Road to your local media outlets.
- Share the feedback report and report card with local bicycle advocates and partners, prioritize the recomendations and start implementing to move towards the next designation level!