Way to Go VCU!

11 Apr

I was just getting ready to post about VCU recently being recognized as a Silver level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists, and then got an update from the Virginia Bicycling Federation on that very topic!  Nice job VCU!  At present the only Platinum level BFU is Stanford University, with UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara as the only Gold level institutions.  Unless I missed something, it looks like only two other Virginia institutions of higher ed. have received an award: George Mason got Bronze level recognition, and UVA an honorable mention.  No doubt VCU’s new bike share program (see also my earlier post) and Bike Week (coming up very soon!) played a role in VCU receiving the Silver level honor.

The League, which recently announced it will be combining forces with Bikes Belong and the Alliance for Biking and Walking, also recognizes Bicycle Friendly Businesses and Bicycle Friendly Communities.  Richmond has not yet applied for recognition as a BFC, as far as I know, but I can only assume that the new sharrows, bike lanes, and bike racks slated to be installed very soon will put the city in a good position to apply next year.  Check the League’s Bicycle Friendly America page for more information on these awards.

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2 Responses to “Way to Go VCU!”

  1. bikeablerichmond April 13, 2012 at 1:42 AM #

    You’re right, Ron. I was confused by that too. Not sure why VCU wasn’t in the print version in American Bicyclist, but it is definitely on the list posted online.

  2. Ron Corio April 13, 2012 at 1:38 AM #

    In the March-April issue of “The American Bicyclist” there is a listing of Bicycle Friendly Univesities (62). Nine universities are listed in the Silver category but VCU is not one of them. Was the award made after this publication?

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