In 2003, the City of Brentwood was awarded the Bronze level award for Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. This award recognizes Brentwood's commitment to providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists, and for the efforts to encourage bicycle travel for transportation and recreation. When this honor was awarded, Brentwood was only one of 27 communities in the United States to be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists. Every few years the City must reapply to show additional efforts made in promoting and accommodating bicycle riding in our community. Once again in 2006, we have received the Bronze level award. The City is currently preparing a new submittal in hopes of achieving Silver status.
The City has established a Bicycle Advisory Committee that meets bi-monthly. The committee continually works on finding grant funding to improve both bicycle and pedestrian facilities, address concerns throughout the city, provide input from bicyclists and help formulate policies that will allow the city to continue to serve bicyclists of all ages.
The City has distributed over 1600 bicycle helmets, conducted bicycle safety rodeos at schools and installed six sets of in pavement crosswalk lights through the Office of Traffic Safety grant program. The City has also modified a number of traffic signals to include video detection for bicycles.