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Bicycle Friendly University Status (Ongoing)

Project History

  • 11/28/2022

    This week, Aparna reviewed all of the past BFU Applications submitted to compare the progress over the years.

  • 11/17/2022

    The next steps for the project progress would be to review the past BFU applications from 2011 - 2019 to understand the stage we as a university are at currently and would help to identify, compare and contrast the work across these timelines to i

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Description

In 2011, the University applied for and was granted Bronze-level certification as a Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) from the League of American Bicyclists. The University retained its Bronze-level BFU certification in 2015. The University has filed an application in August 2019 to renew the BFU status. The U of I was promoted to the Silver-Level BFU status on October 17th, 2019.

The University strives to provide our students, faculty, staff, visitors, and community with great bicycle infrastructure, and we are continually trying to make the bicycling experience safer, more enjoyable, and better in all ways. The University seeks to maintain its Silver-level BFU certification in 2023, and achieve Gold-level BFU certification in 2027.

Background

From http://www.bikeleague.org/content/universities:

The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors. The BFU program provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling.

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Sarthak Prasad

    Project Leader:

    Stacey DeLorenzo

    Team Members:

    • Morgan White
    • Vincenzo Spagnolia
    • Jake Benjamin
    • Alana Harris
    • Marty Paulins
    • Chad Kupferschmid
    • Barb Robbins

Dates

  • Started July 22, 2011
    Started by Morgan Johnston

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