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Feb. 25, 2021

MSU receives national gold status as bicycle-friendly university

The League of American Bicyclists has awarded MSU a gold-level Bicycle Friendly University designation for the first time to recognize the university’s efforts to enable safe, accessible bicycling on campus.

“It’s a great honor for MSU to receive this national recognition of the hard work Team MSU has continued to do over the past five years to make our campus more bike friendly,” said Tim Potter, manager at MSU Bikes.

Only 31 universities in the U.S. have received the gold-level award from the League of American Bicyclists. MSU is the first higher education institution to be awarded gold in Michigan.

MSU's bike-friendly improvements include the completion of 1.2 miles of bike lanes on Wilson Road, the addition of permanent bicyclist counting equipment at all campus signalized intersections, installation of state-of-the-art bike racks at newly constructed campus buildings and the establishment of MSU Mobility — a community of 40 researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research on mobility and sustainable transportation

MSU also organized and hosted the Bike Friendly America Conference in 2016, the first comprehensive conference of its kind in the US.

To read more, visit the Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities website.

By: Danielle Fowler