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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


Creating a bicycle friendly university

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)


Creating a bicycle friendly university

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Creating a bicycle friendly university

Photo:


Creating a bicycle friendly university

Growth in Bike Commuting 2000-2011


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


Reaching the interested but concerned

Reaching the Interested but Concerned


Strong and fearless

Strong and Fearless


Reaching the interested but concerned1

Reaching the Interested but Concerned


Interested but concerned

Interested but concerned


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


Engineering1

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.


Creating a bicycle friendly university

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


Translation

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


Enforcement1

University of Arizona

enforcement


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


Benefits of applying1

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


Online resource library

Online resource library


Bring the biking joy

Bring the biking joy


Insert contact info

[Insert contact info]


Thank you

THANK YOU!


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