In case you haven’t heard, we got some big news today!! Dickinson College was officially recognized as a Silver Rated Bike Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. The League’s aim is to create a bicycle-friendly America, and does so by helping states, communities, universities, and businesses each become more bike-friendly. Every year, these kinds of groups can be evaluated by the League in order to see how they can improve.
The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program evaluates the college’s efforts to promote biking in the areas of engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement, and evaluation/planning. Dickinson’s Silver BFU award is a testament to the hard work of many people at the college who have successfully improved biking awareness by: bettering biking infrastructure through increased bicycle parking both indoors and outside, along with the new bike repair stands and bike pumps; opening and maintaining the Handlebar bike co-op and swap-shop, which has gained popularity with both volunteers and the community; increasing the number of biking events each semester, including the Bike to Farm Potluck held each semester; and boosting the number of people who are riding bikes through the Green Bikes and Red Bikes programs.
On top of all these programs we already offer, we’re expanding every day!