Shippensburg University named Bicycle Friendly University
Shippensburg University has been honored with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University award from The League of American Bicyclists. This award recognizes Ship’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus.
The Bicycle Friendly University program evaluates applicants’ efforts to promote bicycling in five primary areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation/planning.
Ship’s efforts to promote bicycling include 50 bike racks throughout campus, newly labeled on-campus bicycle paths, a free bike share program and bicycle repair stations.
“It’s exciting to be recognized, but it is even more exciting to know that we’ve created something that can make a difference and encourage our community to be active, engaged and connected,” said Allen Dieterich-Ward, associate professor of history and co-chair of Ship’s Bicycle Friendly University application committee.
As one of only 193 colleges and universities in the program, Ship joins the League’s larger program and mission to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.
Learn more about bicycling at Ship.