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Creating a bicycle friendly university. [Insert name, affiliation and date here]. THE LEAGUE’S MISSION. The League promotes bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation through advocacy and education to build a bicycle-friendly America. . PHOTO: ALLAN CRAWFORD. OUR GOAL FOR 2025:

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creating a bicycle friendly university
Creating a bicycle friendly university

[Insert name, affiliation and date here]

the league s mission
THE LEAGUE’S MISSION

The League promotes bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation through advocacy and education to build a bicycle-friendly America.

PHOTO: ALLAN CRAWFORD

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OUR GOAL FOR 2025:

5% OF ALL TRIPS BY BIKE

50% + REDUCTION IN SERIOUS CRASHES AND FATALITIES

AND MOVING TOWARDS ZERO

providing a roadmap for a bicycle friendly america
Providing a Roadmap for a Bicycle Friendly America
  • Setting targets and options for any place
  • Benchmarking
  • Facilitates partnership between advocates & decision makers
  • Hands-on assistance from staff
  • Award designation and media promotion
bicycling a simple solution
Bicycling: a simple solution
  • Quality of campus life
  • Reduced parking, transportation and healthcare costs
  • Congestion reduction
  • Sustainability
  • Improved health, happiness and productivity
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Bicycling: a simple solution

“Being able to say to the university, ‘For less than the cost of one deck-parking space, we were able to make all of the roads on campus more bicycle friendly’ was huge.”

- Brian Williams, Duke University (Bronze)

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THE

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LIFE

where people want to live work and visit
Where people want to live, work and Visit
  • BFCs always on best places to live, work, study and retire lists. (6 in US News’ latest Top 10)
  • Mercer Int’l Quality of Life Ranking: 7 of 8 U.S. cities are BFCs
  • Forbes’ Healthiest Cities 15 of top 20
  • Best Places to Ride out the Recession 17 of 20 are BFCs - Businessweek
what is the bfu program
What is the bfu program?

Four Award levels

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

Program recognizes colleges and universities for bicycle friendliness and provides roadmap and assistance to become better.

application criteria
Application criteria
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Encouragement
  • Enforcement
  • Evaluation & Planning

Online application

bikeleague.org/university

engineering

Bike parking

- covered, secure

- bike lockers

- bike station

- bike valet

  • On campus parking permits, faculty and students

- extra cost

  • Connectivity & traffic calming
Engineering

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

Portland State University

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Bike Parking PLUS

Engineering

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

Portland State University’s

Bike Hub

engineering2
Engineering

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

UC Davis

engineering cost of parking

Cost to purchase and install bike racks: $150 to 300 each (parks two bikes)

  • Cost to purchase and install bike lockers: $1000 to $4000 each (parks two bikes)
  • Cost to provide car parking space: $2200 surface lot, $12,500 garage
  • Number of bike spaces in one car space: 10–12
Engineering: Cost of parking

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

stanford example

Offered students and staff “Clean Air Cash” $90/year not to drive.

  • Raised the cost of parking by 15%
  • Invested 4 million in bike facilities
  • Saved 18 million on building parking structure
Stanford Example

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

education

Program orientation for incoming students

  • Course Offerings

- bike/ped planning

- public health

  • Motorist Training

- Campus carshare, campus transit and parking permit training

Education

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

University of Colorado Boulder

encouragement

Commuter incentive program

  • Bike program
  • Bike Share
  • Bike Coordinator
  • On campus bike center
  • National Bike Challenge
Encouragement

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

University of Colorado, Boulder

encouragement the cost of an incentive program
Encouragement: The Cost of an Incentive program
  • Quality Bike Products (Bloomington, MN): pays out $45,000 to commuters/year as incentive to ride to work.

In a three year study, this is what they found…

America.

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promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

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Translation
  • QBP experienced a reduction in their health care costs per member per month of 4.4% in 3 years.

= A savings of $60,000 per year in health care costs for the company.

= A savings of $2,000 per year in health care costs for each employee.

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

encouragement1
Encouragement

*College/University category*

encouragement2
Encouragement

University of Wisconsin, Madison

enforcement

Bike Registration

  • Bike theft prevention
  • Campus police on bikes
  • Bike safety
  • Targeted enforcement
enforcement

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

Stanford University

evaluation planning

Crash reduction

  • Satisfaction survey
  • Comprehensive bike plan – consider your campus and the surrounding area
  • Mode share, RFID technology
Evaluation & planning

promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

application review
Application review

Applications received and reviewed by :

  • League staff
  • External experts
  • Local cyclists and advocates
  • 58 BFUs in 30 states
benefits of applying
Benefits of applying

We knew this recognition would be important to our civic and business leaders, and that the metrics set out in the League’s application would be important measures for us.” - Allan Crawford, Bike Long Beach

Photo: Allan Crawford

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Benefits of applying
  • Feedback
  • Benchmarking
  • Coordination

of efforts

  • Recognition
get started
Get started

Go to: bikeleague.org/university

  • Use BFU Scorecard for self-assessment
  • Review the application and resources yourself to see how bicycle-friendly your university is today
  • Coordinate with your local bicycle advocacy group and contact staff for assistance
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