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Bikes on campus

March 6, 2014

The campus community is invited to attend the webinar, "Bikes on campus: Best practices for policy and enforcement." The program is being sponsored by University Parking Services.

Wednesday, March 12
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Room 222

Challenge: More bikes on campus

Bicycles on campus are suddenly growing in popularity, as a cheap, fun, convenient, healthy and "green" way to get around. But how can campuses address the inevitable challenges of managing demand for bike parking, promoting the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, and encouraging cycling as part of an overall campus transportation system?

Improving safety, convenience

Campuses across the country are addressing the issues of policies and enforcement, but it's hard to know which models have met with the most success.

The traditional elements of traffic safety, such as encouragement, education, enforcement, engineering and evaluation must be included in planning. Campus planners, police, transportation staff, students, faculty, staff, cycling groups and the community all play a pivotal role in improving the safety and convenience of cycling to and around campus.

Stakeholders encouraged to discuss common challenges, strategies

Bicycle and pedestrian planner Alison Kendall AICP, Principal of Kendall Planning + Design and author of the USC Campus Bicycle Master Plan, will discuss these issues, as well as how environment, equity and economics relate.

She encourages discussion of common challenges and strategies faced by stakeholders in accommodating bikes on campus.


Alison Kendall is an architect and planner specializing in bicycle and pedestrian planning and educational facilities master plans.

Tim Potter is the General Manager of the Bikes Service Center at Michigan State University.

Amelia Neptune is the Bicycle Friendly America Program Specialist for the the League of American Bicyclists, and manages the Bicycle Friendly University program which many US colleges have used to guide their bicycle programs and improvements.

Contact: Amanda Fitzpatrick
Phone: (970) 491-7600