April 11, 2013
UK Named a Bicycle Friendly University
The University of Kentucky has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly University. UK achieved a Bronze level designation and was one of only nine new universities to be named in the fall 2012 award class. The award gives UK the distinction of being the only Bicycle Friendly University in Kentucky. The UK Bicycle Advisory Committee, Parking and Transportation Services and the Office of Sustainability led the efforts which resulted in this honor.
The Bicycle Friendly University program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, employees and visitors. Applicants are judged on their initiatives in five categories: engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation and planning.
To learn more about the Bicycle Friendly University program, visit www.bikeleague.org/university. A full list of Bicycle Friendly Universities can be found here.
Bike Week 2013 Set for April 14-19
As part of the popular annual Earthdays in the Bluegrass event, Parking and Transportation Services and the Bicycle Advisory Committee are presenting the first ever Bike Week, April 14-19. All events are free.
The week includes ten events; highlights of the week include a bike-in movie, a workshop on using the campus DIY fix-it stations and a bike-through resource fair for those interested in learning more about cycling on campus.
The week’s marquee event is the Inaugural Bike to Campus Day on Thursday, April 18. Cyclists are encouraged to change their social media profile to the image at right to show their support of biking as a mode of transportation.
For a full calendar of events, visit www.sustainability.uky.edu/bikeweek2013.
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