Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.82
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date March 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Irvine
IN-14: Bicycle Friendly University

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Carolyn Hernandez
Sustainable Transportation Manager
Transportation & Distribution Services
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What is the institution’s current bicycle friendly award level? :
Gold

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

Since 2015, UC Irvine has held the Gold standing for a Bicycle Friendly University, as shown on the League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly University list: http://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/BFU_Award_List_2017_ALL.pdf. From 2011 to 2014, UCI held a Silver standing. UC Irvine has a robust bicycle education program focused on safety and encouragement including one of a kind programs: BikeUCI Ambassador volunteer program, quarterly Smart Cycling classes, uciRIDEtoberfest and WhimCycle – two annual two-day bike festivals, bike light and helmet give-away campaigns, maintenance workshops, and more.

UC Irvine is constantly making enhancements to bicycle infrastructure to create a physical bicycle friendly environment. A total of 14 bike repair stations with tools and air pumps are installed within the campus core and housing communities. Bicycles are allowed on all paths on campus including 11 miles of bike lanes on campus streets. Sharrows (shared lane markings) and “Bicycles Allowed Full Use of Lane” signs have been added to narrow roadways where bike lanes do not exist. New shared path signage has been placed at campus entrances reminding users of the speed limit and safety related policy. With the goal of providing at least one secure parking space for every commuter, UCI has analyzed the campus and expanded bicycle parking over 55% since 2011 with the campus standard post and loop rack.

UC Irvine’s Bicycle Education and Enforcement Program (B.E.E.P.) is a partnership between UCI Police and UCI Transportation to provide bike safety education and enforce campus policies. The citation diversion program allows first time offenders to waive the fee of their citation by completing the online Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Course. To encourage safety when riding after dark, officers give out UCI branded bike lights and alert cyclists of the state law requirements and the importance of being visible after dark. The BEEP program also includes a BAIT Bike program to catch bike thieves and deter theft on campus leading to dozens of arrests. The BAIT Bike program coupled with teaching students to use two locks, including a u-lock, has led to a decline in bike theft.


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UC Irvine is committed to continuous improvement and expansion of programs and environment to enhance the cyclist experience on campus and foster life-long bike commuters. UC Irvine’s two staff League Cycling Instructors (LCI) run the bicycle education programs and work to enhance the campus environment and infrastructure.

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