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League Recognizes 37 Schools As Bicycle Friendly Universities

Published December 2, 2022

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The League of American Bicyclists honors colleges and universities building safer streets for bicycling.

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the League is proud to honor 37 institutes of higher education in its 2022 round of Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) awards, with an additional two institutions earning Honorable Mentions. These 37 new and renewing awardees join a total of 221 colleges and universities across America working with the League and local advocates to build safer streets and better bicycling for everyone.

"Congratulations to our new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities, whose efforts show our mission to build a Bicycle Friendly America, one where every person can safely and easily choose to bike, is rooted in every part of a community," said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. "The 2022 cohort of BFUs, featuring colleges and universities of every size, joins a movement of communities and businesses investing resources in making bicycling safer and easier not only on campus but in their surrounding communities as well."

Among the 37 awardees this round, four institutions climbed the ranks from previous Honorable Mentions or no designations to earn their first BFU awards: City Colleges of Chicago, Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI), University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Of the 15 Silver-level awards in this round, two BFUs moved up from bronze awards: University of California at San Diego and University of Cincinnati.

Campuses that earn the higher BFU award levels offer well-connected bike networks with infrastructure for people of all ages and abilities and often work in tandem with local advocates, local businesses, city officials, and the League itself in order to provide a safer, better biking experience on and off campus.

The next deadline to apply for Bicycle Friendly University recognition is August 10, 2023. To apply or learn more about the BFU program, visit 

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