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Utah State University is a Silver Bicycle Friendly University

Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017


USU students on bikes

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Utah State University with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University SM (BFUSM) award. By earning Silver status, Utah State University is a part of a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities across the United States that transforming their campuses and the communities around them. There are now 182 Bicycle Friendly Universities in 45 states and Washington, D.C.

“From renewing Platinums to brand new Bronzes, this latest class of Bicycle Friendly University awardees show a wonderful commitment to safety, health and sustainability through their efforts to support bicycling on campus,” said Amelia Neptune, director of the league’s Bicycle Friendly America Program.

Utah State University encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as sharrows on campus streets and bike lockers at the Aggie Recreation Center. The university also provides incentives such as carshare credit and an emergency ride home through the Aggie Commuter Club.

“When it comes to the benefits of bicycling for people on campuses, there are only winners and no losers,” said Jordy Guth, USU campus planner. “Creating a bike friendly campus is a four way win—it promotes an active, healthy lifestyle; it makes travel affordable and convenient; it reduces infrastructure costs, and it reduces air pollution.”

Aggie Blue Bikes Coordinator, Meg McCarthy said Utah State University only plans to continue to improve active transportation.

“USU, Aggie Blue Bikes, and our community of Logan have worked extremely hard to grow our biking culture so we can have better air quality,” she said. “This is a stepping stone to an even better bike future.”

To learn more about the free BFU program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/university.

About The League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change. Learn more at bikeleague.org.

About USU Aggie Blue Bikes

Aggie Blue Bikes (ABB) mission is to get more people on more bikes, more often. This is achieved through bicycle lending, education and advocacy. The organization believes that cycling promotes healthy and sustainable communities, better air quality in Cache Valley, and a reduction of on-campus congestion and motor accidents.

Contacts: Margaret McCarthy, USU Aggie Blue Bikes Coordinator, margaret.mccarthy@usu.edu, 208.404.8222 or Jordy Guth, USU Campus Planner, jordy.guth@usu.edu, 435.797.0941





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