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LSU recognized as Bike Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

Bike racks on LSU's campus (Source: WAFB) Bike racks on LSU's campus (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The effort to make LSU a safer campus is paying off with its latest designation as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.  

“We’re very proud of everyone’s work to enhance and promote bicycling on campus, and excited to explore new ways to do so in the years to come,” said Sarah Temple, manager of Campus Sustainability at LSU.  

LSU is now one of 164 colleges and universities across 25 states with this designation.   

“In its fifth year, we’ve seen the Bicycle Friendly University program’s momentum continue to grow and reach even more campuses across the country,” said League of American Bicyclists Program Director Bill Nesper. “We applaud this round of BFUs for raising the standard and being innovative in making bicycling a safe, convenient, and enjoyable option for students, faculty, staff and visitors alike.” 

The effort to make LSU safer for pedestrians and bicyclists has gained momentum in recent years. A few of these efforts include closing off some interior parts of campus to traffic, installing bike racks on all Tiger Trails buses, and investing in hundreds of bike racks for use at most buildings around campus.  

“We are working extremely hard to create modern mobility systems that will efficiently move our students, faculty, staff and visitors through campus,” said Tammy Millican, executive director of Facility and Property Oversight.   

LSU will also participate in the soon-to-launch Baton Rouge Bikeshare program and is partnering with Bike Baton Rouge to host a campus-wide Bike Month in early 2017.  

Learn more about the Bicycle Friendly University program at bikeleague.org/university.

Click here to learn more about LSU Campus Sustainability initiatives and programs.

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