Truman Earns Bicycle Friendly University Certification


Truman earned bronze status on the 2020 list of Bicycle Friendly Universities.

The League of American Bicyclists honored Truman as one of 38 institutions in the country to renew its award status as a Bicycle Friendly University in 2020. Besides Truman, there are only two other Missouri universities on the complete list of 212 bicycle friendly universities.

Applications to the Bicycle Friendly University program are graded on how well the campus makes biking an easy and accessible option for everyone. The BFU program evaluates schools’ efforts to promote bicycling in five primary areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation/planning. Truman was awarded bronze status because it has room to grow but exhibits a strong commitment to promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus.

At Truman bicycles are an important part of daily transportation and a great way to live more sustainable. Truman has resources available that highlight topics like: bike safety, bike etiquette, bike parking, preferred routes for bike travel and other important tips. Truman’s Bike Co-op, located by the Adair House, is available to provide tools, parts, space and assistance to maintain bikes. Students may register their bikes with Public Safety, which helps administration on campus better understand the demand for bicycle amenities.

Every four years, institutions must reapply to the BFU program, and many strive to upgrade their award by investing resources into making their campuses more welcoming to people who bike. For more information about the League of American Bicyclists visit their website here.
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