You probably didn’t know this, but a few months ago the University of Denver Transit Committee put in overtime hours in an effort to *officially* become designated as a Bicycle Friendly UniversityÂ (BFU). Â We spent many days documenting the details of DU’s transportation infrastructure, and distilling them into clear and precise wording inside our very first application to the BFU Program.
Today that effort paid off. Â This morning the League of American Bicyclist named the University of Denver, along with fifteen other universities, as a Bicycle Friendly University (see announcement here).
We should be clear that there are four levels of awards in the BFU program, and DU earned the lowest level of bike friendliness (bronze). Â Still, we are on the map of only 44 universities that share this designation, and we’re proud of it!
The next step: Silver, Gold, and/or Platinum. So how do we improve our bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure? You can find out, and share your ideas at the next DU Transit Committee meeting, which will be held on Monday October 29th at 3pm at the DU Center for Sustainability (JMAC 142). We hope to see you there!