14 more universities named ‘Bicycle Friendly’

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

Gold

  • Portland State University, Portland, OR*

Silver

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Bronze

  • 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 status

See the full list of Bicycle Friendly Universities here.

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