Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced the designation of 14 new Bicycle Friendly Universities, expanding the program to 58 colleges in 30 states across America.
At Harvard, a new Silver-level BFU, there are plenty of options to travel by bike at the Cambridge, Mass., campus. With a Departmental Bike Program—which involves 20 departments and offers the purchase of bicycles over reliance on a car or taxi around campus—and two bike share programs, Harvard has cemented its commitment to bicycling as a sustainable, healthy and environmentally conscious transportation choice.
The high marks don’t end with the Ivy League. Also taking home honors this round is the University of California, Berkeley, which received a Silver award for its efforts to make bicycling accessible on campus.
In the Midwest, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was awarded with a Silver designation as well. The campus’s new Outdoor Adventure Center is just one of the reasons the university received the award. It provides bicycle repair opportunities, access to 24-hour end-of-commute shower facilities and bike locker storage. The University is also working on a new master plan, which will include multi-modal transportation priorities and projections for new bike infrastructure.
The BFU program provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling.
New Bicycle Friendly Universities
- Portland State University, Portland, OR*
- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
- Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
- University of California, Berkeley, CA
- University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
- Clemson University, Clemson, SC
- Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter. MA
- James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
- Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
- New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
- Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
- University of Michigan, Flint, MI
- University of New England, Biddeford, ME
- Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
*Promoted to Gold statusTweet Print