Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New "Bicycle Friendly" Universities Announced

When I was on the Gonzaga University campus not too long ago, I noticed there were a lot more students riding bikes, and a lot more bikes in the bike racks outside classrooms, than when I went to college many years ago.

Well, apparently that's a trend. Many colleges are making their campuses more bike friendly and starting bicycling programs to accomodate college students who either can't afford cars, or just don't want or need them for college life. Plus they're encouraging people to ride to class to save on the need for parking facilities and expenses.
In fact, the League of American Bicyclists recently announced the designation of 14 new "Bicycle Friendly Universities," expanding the program to 58 colleges in 30 states across America. Harvard is one of the new "inductees," as is the University of California, Berkley and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The rest can be found here.

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