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Boise State recognized as Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University

The League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike, has honored Boise State University with a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus.

A cyclist rides against a foggy background on Boise State campus
John Kelly photo

“It is inspiring to see so many universities committing to the vision of a Bicycle Friendly America,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “These institutions, including Boise State, are leading by example and helping to set the standard for better bicycling. Each Bicycle Friendly University acts as a trailblazer to develop and promote safer, more accessible transportation infrastructure and supportive programming for new bicyclists in their communities.”

The Bicycle Friendly University program now includes 220 colleges and universities in 46 states and the District of Columbia, and is part of the League’s Bicycle Friendly America program, which also awards communities and businesses with certifications as part of its mission to make bicycling safe, comfortable and more accessible for all.

“It’s an honor to join only eight other universities as a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University,” said Gabe Finkelstein, assistant director of transportation. “This move from gold to platinum is the result of tremendous efforts across campus to promote bicycling – from infrastructure and education to incentives and community building.”

The university has been designated a Bicycle Friendly University since 2011. Bicycle-friendly features of campus include the full-service Cycle Learning Center, dedicated bike lanes, self-service stations, classes on road safety and bicycle maintenance, and a bike commuter club which offers incentives to staff for riding to work. Learn more at the Transportation website.