Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.96
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Miami University
IN-14: Bicycle Friendly University

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Susan Meikle
University News writer and editor
University Communications
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What is the institution’s current bicycle friendly award level? :
Bronze

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

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Miami University with a bronze Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of its achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. The award was announced Nov. 2018.

The award recognizes the progress Miami has made toward a thriving, active transport community.

Unique partnerships between the university, city and Hueston Woods State Park have yielded new bicycle lanes, multiuse trails, indoor and outdoor bicycle parking, cycling classes and lots of opportunities for student engagement.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Miami is among 45 new and renewing bicycle friendly universities across the country. In all, there are 193 universities with the designation. League Executive Director Bill Nesper said the standards for attaining the four levels of awards — bronze, silver, gold and platinum — “are very high and require deliberate, determined efforts to earn them.”

Miami President Gregory Crawford and Oxford Mayor Kate Rousmaniere, both avid bicyclists, were supportive of the effort. The president signed off on the 50-page application which included data on such things as number of miles of dedicated bike lanes.

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