UW designated as Bicycle Friendly University

It’s no secret that Wyoming is known for its outdoor recreation, and statewide there have been recent efforts to improve the way people get around in their own communities. And now, the University of Wyoming has joined the club: the League of American Bicyclists has recognized UW as a Bicycle Friendly University.

UW received the league’s bronze award to join more than 100 colleges and universities in 42 states that have “transformed their campuses and the communities around them.”

“In its fourth year, we’ve seen the Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program reach an exciting level of growth and momentum, as more and more campuses support bicycling in new and innovative ways,” says Amelia Neptune, the BFU program manager. “We applaud this round of BFUs for raising the standard of what a bicycle-friendly campus looks like.”

UW encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and offers programming including Bike to UW Day, complimentary bike lights provided by the UW Police Department for individuals who register their bikes, increased curb cuts, added bike lanes and bike parking options, and a new bike repair stand near the Classroom Building.

“While it is great to be recognized as a bike-friendly campus, we also recognize that there is more work to be done,” says Dan McCoy, Campus Recreation assistant director and chair of the UW Bike and Pedestrian Safety Committee. “In the next few weeks, our committee will review the feedback and see where we can improve.”