Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IN-14: Bicycle Friendly University

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 MIT Office of Sustainability
Director
Office of Sustainability
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What is the institution’s current bicycle friendly award level? :
Silver

A brief description of the institution’s bicycle program, including the year the award was achieved and/or renewed:

On Oct. 2014, the League of American Bicyclists recognized MIT with a silver Bicycle Friendly University award. Silver BFUs are those colleges and universities that are welcoming to bikes and successfully promote a safe, well-managed bike culture around campus. With this designation, MIT joins a group of 100 bike-friendly colleges and universities in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

MIT funded and constructed 2 lane miles of uni-directional cycle track running in both directions on Vassar St, a main public street running through campus. Indoor bike rooms and shower facilities are considered in all new construction projects. Bike parking is strategically placed as close as possible to all building entrances. Paths through campus are designed with both pedestrians and bicyclists in mind. Several bicycle repair and maintenance stands have also been placed strategically around campus for use by the community, these stands have been installed both outdoors and indoors for convenience and weather considerations. The Transportation and Planning Departments are also very responsive to requests from facilities staff and students alike for additional bike parking on campus. MIT works hard to encourage biking, providing facilities and incentives. It's efforts have resulted i n a very large bike community with 19% of commuters using a bike to get to work and over 2,000 MIT Hubway members.


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