U of M Renewed as Bicycle Friendly Business
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:34

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus was recently named as a platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. This recognition comes from the League of American Bicyclists, a grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike.

The University of Minnesota has been recognized in this program since its inception in 2008 and is currently at the highest level, Platinum award status.

“We are pleased to be recognized as we continue to give our bicycle programs a key focus and resources in helping us to achieve our department’s mission of ‘facilitating safe and effective integrated transportation systems providing for pedestrians, bicycles, transit and vehicles,” said Parking and Transportation Services Director, Ross Allanson.

The University Bike Center is one example of how being a bike friendly campus benefits the U of M Twin Cities community. As a public/private partnership, the bike center advances bicycling and has become a one-stop shop for a variety of cycling needs with classes, retail, repair services, secure parking and shower facilities.

“We encourage bicycling as a viable option for transportation and provide amenities such as plentiful bike parking, secure bike parking, thoughtful prioritized bike lanes on campus connecting to regional bike facilities, and incentives such as gift card distribution for students, healthcare premium rebates for staff/faculty, and quarterly team competitions,” said Allanson.

To learn more about the program, visit the League online.

For 141 years, the League of American Bicyclists has been leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. Its 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 U of M Parking and Transportation Services:

The University of Minnesota represents the ninth-largest, single-campus enrollment of any university in the United States, enrolling more than 50,000 students each fall. University of Minnesota Parking & Transportation Services is committed to establishing, maintaining and improving a comprehensive transportation system that reduces congestion, eases accessibility and enhances a friendly university community.  For more information, visit us online at www.pts.umn.edu, e-mail parking@umn.edu or call 612-626-PARK.
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