Promoting bicycling and walking on (and to and from) campus is ideal for colleges and universities. Why? Active transportation solves parking problems; allows students to make smart economic choices; addresses sustainability and air quality concerns; and encourages active, safe, and healthy lifestyles for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The healthy habits students pick up in their college years can stay with them for life.
And that’s why we’re proud of the three Texas universities, one new and two renewing their status, that have been designated as Bicycle Friendly in the League of American Bicyclists’ latest round of awards:
- Rice University, Houston, moved up to Silver;
- University of Texas at Austin, moved up to Silver;
- University of Texas at Arlington, awarded Bicycle Friendly for the first time at Bronze
These three universities join the other current Texas Bicycle Friendly Universities:
- Texas A&M University, College Station, Silver;
- Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Silver;
- Texas State University, San Marcos, Bronze;
- University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Bronze;
- University of North Texas, Denton, Bronze
Texas’ eight Bicycle Friendly Universities serve a combined total of 315,596 students from all over the state, across the country, and around the world. That’s a lot of learning and a lot of love of bicycling all happening right here.