This is great news for UCLA! We've been recognized with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award designation by the League of American Bicyclists.
Today, 49 new and renewing BFUs were announced from 31 states. That means UCLA is part of a committed group of colleges and universities across the U.S. transforming their campuses and encouraging the communities around them to actively raise their standards for what bicycle friendly looks like.
Why the honor? Well, we encourage bicycling both to and around campus as a healthy transportation option. We have a growing number of high-visibility and buffered bike lanes, do-it-yourself bike repair stands, electronic bike lockers available on demand around campus, a free Employee Commuter Bike Loaner Program, Bruin Commuter Club bike benefits, expanded traffic skills bike safety classes and organized commuter group rides.
Currently, over 3,000 UCLA staff, faculty and students bike regularly to and from campus.
But all that growth isn't just because of us. UCLA Recreation, Capital Programs, UCLA School of Public Health and UCLA Housing have really helped us make changes all over campus, resulting in a noticeable difference for UCLA's bike commuters.
This Silver BFU designation is a major accomplishment for us given the challenges UCLA faces being located in a city heavily dependent upon and designed around cars. It's also emblematic of the University’s commitment to improve and invest in infrastructure and programs on campus to make it a desirable place to bike and walk, as part of UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative.
Click here for more information about our biking programs.