Some would say that the biggest perk in being a Bicycle Friendly Community, as South Bend recently became, is the national recognition. Being noted as a city promoting healthy sustainable transportation, along with outdoor recreation and exercise is a definite draw to some businesses and residents from outside the area.
As one of the perks of gaining Bicycle Friendly Status, the League of American Bicyclists has created a web page highlighting the reasons The City deserves this recognition. It makes South Bend, and perhaps the surrounding area, look pretty nice. Take a look.