On November 5, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Washington University with a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award. WUSTL joins a cutting-edge group of 127 colleges and universities across the United States that are transforming the bicycling landscape.
“In its fourth year, we’ve seen the Bicycle Friendly University program reach an exciting level of growth and momentum, as more and more campuses support bicycling in new and innovative ways,” said Amelia Neptune, the League’s Bicycle Friendly University Program Manager. “From bike storage inside dorm rooms to bicycle-powered music festivals, we applaud this round of BFUs for raising the standard of what a bicycle-friendly campus looks like.”
WUSTL encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as bike parking, fix-it stations, free shower facilities in several non-residential buildings, and bike boxes on a major thoroughfare on the Danforth campus. Staff from multiple campus departments have partnered to develop marketing materials and outreach initiatives, including the recent Active Transportation Month, to spread awareness of bike infrastructure and to incentivize riders.
Moving forward, the University will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. Learn more about the League’s Bicycle Friendly University program at bikeleague.org/university.