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Nov. 6, 2015

MSU recognized for bike-friendly campus by the League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists recognized MSU with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly University award, adding it to the list of more than 100 visionary colleges and universities from across the country.

MSU remains part of a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities across the United States transforming their campuses and the communities around them. MSU moved from the bronze level awarded in 2011 to the silver level.

“It’s very encouraging to receive recognition for the hard work that’s been done all over campus by so many people to make MSU a more bike-friendly university,” said Tim Potter, sustainable transportation manager of MSU Bikes Service Center. “We’ve come a long way in just the past four years, and the growing numbers of bicyclists on campus, especially those using our many miles of bike lanes, is telling me that those efforts are well worth the investment in time and resources.”

With more than 10-miles of additional on-street bike lanes and the installation of five new do-it-yourself bike repair and air stations on campus since 2011, MSU continually strives to better serve the bike community. MSU now offers two secure bike garages on campus and a Bike Share program through the Associated Students of Michigan State University.

MSU will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League of American Bicyclists to become even more bicycle friendly in the future.

To learn more about the free Bicycle Friendly University program, visit the League of American Bicyclist’s website.