Business First by Dan Miner , link to original post
The University at Buffalo has been named a bronze-level “Bicycle Friendly Campus” by the League of American Bicyclists. The award recognizes universities with a strong commitment to cycling and also provides technical assistance to create more cycling opportunities, according to a UB news release.
The Bicycling at UB program was formed in 2007 and through it “faculty and staff campus-wide have come together in an effort to improve the biking experience at UB,” according to the UB release. The program’s achievements include:
• The designation of more than 800 bicycle parking spaces.
• The addition of bike lanes to connect Lee Road to the Ellicott Complex.
• Launching a bike-share program.
• Making showers available at Greiner Hall and Creekside Village apartments for commuting bicyclists.
The program’s immediate plans include increasing the number of bike lanes on campus, adding more covered parking spaces and devising ways to link off-campus and on-campus bicycle facilities.
The league named nine new schools and one renewing school for the designation this year for a total of 44 universities. Cornell University and the Rochester Institute of Technology are the only other colleges in New York state to receive the award. The designation is good for four years, so UB must renew its status again in 2016 and will be eligible for the gold or platinum designations.