New Bicycle-Friendly Universities Announced

The League of American Bicyclists unveiled a new list of winners in their “Bicycle Friendly Universities” campaign. From the press release:

The League of American Bicyclists is announcing six new Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFU) today at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. “We are pleased to see that so many of our great higher education institutions – large and small – are stepping up to meet the challenges of sustainability, safety and health, and they are doing so with the help of the Bicycle Friendly Universities program,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League. “College campuses across the country are offering students and faculty a higher quality of life as a result.” The BFU program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors. The six new BFUs complete a successful inaugural year for the BFU program. There are now 26 BFUs in 20 states that are encouraging students and staff to travel to and on their campuses on bicycles.

The six new winners are:

Chatham University
George Mason University
Ohio State University
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of Vermont

To read more about the BFU program, please visit the League’s information page. And, for a complete list of recipients (currently 26 colleges and universities), take a look at the PDF list on the League’s site.

Congratulations to all the new recipients! College campuses were made for bicycles…easing congestion, providing a healthy way to get around, and avoiding the hunt for elusive (and expensive) parking spots.

1 Comment

  1. Karen

    Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff is quite bike friendly. Many bike lanes and paths. I use it as a cut through for most of my rides to downtown. Unfortunately, many of the students have no concept of the rules of the biking road.

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