Magazine article University Business

Biking: By the Numbers

Magazine article University Business

Biking: By the Numbers

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"THERE'S REALLY NO NEED TO BRING A CAR," prospective students are told by University of Colorado at Boulder students and officials. After all, the city is designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, and bike paths are kept useable even in winter months. On campus, a bike station offers registration, rentals, and maintenance services. A Mobile Mechanic provides breakdown assistance, and fans biking to a big game can even use a student-run valet service at the stadium.

For administrators, the growing bike population requires ongoing needs assessment and planning. This has meant adding bike racks and considering pedestrian safety. "The more bikes, skateboards, mopeds, the more [sidewalk] conflicts," points out Frank Bruno, vice chancellor for administration, who oversees facilities, planning, and parking/transportation for CU. In terms of where to place additional bike parking, it's about collecting feedback and keeping an eye out, for instance of, say, bikes chained to a handicapped accessible railing. "We'll speak with students and ask why they did that," he says. Administrators want to continue steering students and faculty toward alternative transportation modes, Bruno adds. …

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