Bicycle City's Commitment to the Environment
Bicycle City is committed to providing a healthy place for
people and animals to live, one that is clean and natural and leaves as small a
carbon footprint as possible. As a green community, we’ll strive to be leaders
in the use of:
Clean energy sources – We will maximize our use of solar,
wind and other clean, renewable energy sources. Our hope is that our community
will rely solely on clean energy. For more on Bicycle City’s commitment to
clean energy, visit BicycleCity.com/Energy.
Clean technology – Bicycle City plans to meet all 11
segments of cleantech, including organic agriculture; clean air; energy
efficiency, generation, infrastructure and storage; light manufacturing; recycled
materials; facilitated recycling; human-powered transportation; and water
conservation. For more, visit BicycleCity.com/Technologies.
Organic farming – Our commitment to the earth includes a
commitment to natural foods. We aim to provide an abundance of chemical-free
produce to our residents in an effort to rid the world of pesticides and other
pollutants. To learn more about our organic farming efforts, check out
Sustainable development –We are working with Kirstin Miller
of Ecocity Builders to develop and adhere to a list of sustainability goals,
based on the 10 Sustainability Principles of One Planet Living. Visit
BicycleCity.com/Sustainable-Development to read more about these goals.
Ecotourism – Just as we hope to have our community serve as
a model for future green development, we also hope that our community will
serve as a model for daily living for those who visit us on environmentally-responsible
vacations. Read more about our goals for eco-tourism at
Human-powered transportation – Perhaps in our strongest
commitment to combating climate change is our car-free nature. Residents who
own cars will park them on the perimeter of the community and rely on walking,
cycling or other methods of human-powered transportation to get around. Bicycle
City will be designed to cater to people on foot, which a dense commercial and
residential core. Everything one could need on a given day will be available
within walking distance of their home. To learn more about transportation in
Bicycle City, visit BicycleCity.com/Transportation.
If an environmentally-friendly community sounds like one you'd like to call home, visit BicycleCity.com/Reservations to learn more about making a reservation in our upcoming community.