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Breaking Away: Journey to Platinum Cover Image Breaking Away: Journey to Platinum - Final Report (PDF 12.77 MB) On May 12, 2010, the Bloomington Common Council created the Bloomington Platinum Biking Task Force by approving Resolution 10-10: Bloomington Platinum Biking Task Force (PDF 250.72 KB). The Task Force's charge was to assess Bloomington's strengths and weaknesses in regard to bicycling, and to plan how the City can achieve a platinum designation from the League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly Community program by 2016.

Bloomington was first recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly City in 2003, earning a bronze designation. In 2010, it won a silver designation. The final report of the Platinum Biking Task Force makes it clear that elevating Bloomington's status to platinum (the highest level) will improve the quality of life for residents by improving health, fostering greater environmental integrity, and improving economic resiliency.

Bloomington Common Council adopted the final report of the Bloomington Platinum Biking Task Force on November 30, 2011 with Resolution 11-15: Approving Platinum Biking Task Force Report (PDF 161.47 KB). The report serves two important functions: 1) to outline strategies to achieve platinum status, and 2) to educate citizens on the benefits of bicycling. In total, there are 50 recommendations to improve city-wide performance in each of the '5 E's' (Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation).

Over 35 community organizations, ranging from schools and youth serving agencies to those serving the most economically vulnerable, signed onto the resolution to express their support for the city's bicycle-friendly efforts. The report is also bolstered by past Common Council actions supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emmissions (Resolution 06-05) and preparation for the peak of world petroleum production (Resolution 07-16: Establishing a Bloomington Peak Oil Task Force (PDF 12.21 KB)).

The Platinum Biking Task Force's last official meeting was in September 2011, as per the sunset provision in Resolution 10-10. City staff will update the public on progress in meeting the targets in the report at an annual Bike Summit.

Task Force Members:

Kerry Greer
Wendy Saffell-Clemmer
Chris Tietz
Chad Roeder
Michael Wallis
Dave Rollo
Jim Rosenbarger

Platinum Biking Task Force Report Final Report - "Breaking Away: Journey to Platinum"

Breaking Away: Journey to Platinum (PDF 12.77 MB)

Meeting Summaries:

9/22/11 Summary (PDF 18.30 KB) (final meeting)

9/8/11 Summary (PDF 21.42 KB)

8/25/11 Summary (PDF 19.85 KB)

8/11/11 Summary (PDF 20.70 KB)

7/28/11 Summary (PDF 66.76 KB)

7/14/11 Summary (PDF 21.36 KB)

6/23/11 Summary (PDF 65.48 KB)

6/9/11 Summary (PDF 64.58 KB)

5/26/11 Summary (PDF 64.65 KB)

5/12/11 Summary (PDF 65.45 KB)

4/28/11 Platinmum Bike Summit Summary (PDF 53.67 KB)

4/14/11 Summary (PDF 67.29 KB)

3/24/11 Summary (PDF 21.40 KB)

3/10/11 Summary (PDF 64.75 KB)

2/24/11 Summary (PDF 21.15 KB)

2/10/11 Summary (PDF 66.99 KB)

1/13/11 Summary (PDF 71.54 KB)

12/9/10 Summary (PDF 67.15 KB)

11/18/10 Summary (PDF 65.21 KB)

11/10/10 Summary (PDF 64.57 KB)

10/28/10 Summary (PDF 64.29 KB)

10/14/10 Summary (PDF 64.24 KB)

9/23/10 Summary (PDF 63.41 KB)

9/3/10 Summary (PDF 63.41 KB)

Contact Us:

The Bloomington Planning Department serves as staff support to the Bloomington Platinum Biking Task Force. Feel free to contact staff if you wish to share your thoughts and ideas with the Task Force. Staff can be reached as follows:

City of Bloomington City Hall
401 N. Morton Street, Suite 160
PO Box 100
Bloomington, IN 47402

Phone: (812) 349-3423
Email: Scott Robinson, Beth Rosenbarger, or Josh Desmond.