|Submission Date||May 31, 2017|
IN-14: Bicycle Friendly University
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Macalester Sustainbility Office
What is the institution’s current bicycle friendly award level? :
A brief description of the institution’s bicycle program, including the year the award was achieved and/or renewed:
We received award in 2016. Previously we received honorable mention. After taking Margot Higgin's Cycling the Urban Landscape course in the Fall of 2015, two students, Ellie Huhulin and Marlee Yost-Wolff '19 were inspired to pursue an independent study to make Macalester more bike friendly. Although the ultimate end product and goal was to certify Macalester using the League of American Bicyclists Bike Friendly University application, the students worked more broadly, utilizing the application as a guideline.
Through our efforts to certify Macalester, the students worked to make Mac a more accessible place to bike, attempting to improve overall bike awareness, celebration, and infrastructure. The main projects included planning bike events surrounding international and first-year student orientation, and starting the first annual Bike to Mac Day.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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