The University of IIlinois’ commitment to a bike friendly campus has paid off!
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s commitment to promoting and providing a more bike friendly environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors has earned the campus the new designation as a Silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) from the League of American Bicyclists. The U of I first achieved Bronze-level BFU status in 2011 and is one of 94 institutions certified at Silver-level or above nationally.
This achievement is following the University’s efforts in publishing the 2014 Campus Bike Plan, improving bike paths and bike lanes around campus, and the introduction of bike share through VeoRide. Having the Silver-level BFU status is a great milestone, and will help the University as it continues to work towards a bike friendly tomorrow. Read the news release issued by Facilities & Services about this achievement here. Going forward, the University will hold to the BFU’s belief that:
“Bicycling brings people together.
When more people ride bikes:
Life is better for everyone;
Communities are safer, stronger and better connected;
Our nation is healthier, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and
more energy independent.”
Clearly, the University does not tire (pun intended) in their efforts to assure the biking community in CU a safe, reliable, and fun way to get around. Congratulations to the University of Illinois and Bike at Illinois!
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