NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma was named today as a Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) by the League of American Bicyclists.
OU, recipient of the League’s Bronze Award, joins a group of colleges and universities from across the United States that are transforming their campuses and the communities around them. There are now 100 Bicycle Friendly Universities in 37 states and Washington, D.C.
“Campus leaders are recognizing the real-time and long-term impact that a culture of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of colleges and universities for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their staff, students and surrounding communities.”
“We are very appreciative of this honor,” said OU President David L. Boren. “It gives us encouragement to continue our efforts to further improve opportunities for bicyclists on our campus.”
As an award recipient, OU will have access to a variety of complimentary tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly.
To learn more about the free Bicycle Friendly University program, visit the League online at bikeleague.org/university.
About the Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM Program
The Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.