|Submission Date||Feb. 21, 2018|
University of Pennsylvania
IN-14: Bicycle Friendly University
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Facilities and Real Estate Services
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:
Penn has a robust program to support bicycle commuting and bicycle use, with parking space on campus for over 6000 bicycles, three Dero-brand bike repair stations, and five IndeGo bikeshare stations on campus. One of the most trafficked bike share locations in the city on IndeGo bikes is on the Penn campus.
In 2017, Penn launched a bicycle commuter reimbursement program to offset minor repair and equipment costs for commuters who use bicycles to get to campus over 50% of the time. The reimbursement is up to $240 annually and provides a strong incentive to support cyclists.
In FY 2013, The University Council Committee on Facilities asked that the Business Services Division take the lead in forming a Bicycle Committee to guide bicycle policy and promote safe use of bicycles for commuting and on campus. Current members of the committee meet several times a year, and include representatives from the Office of the University Architect, the University Landscape Architect, the Sustainability Office, Penn Police, Penn Transit, Student Health, as well as representatives from the Penn Bike Commuters group and student representatives. Major provisions from the updated policy that the Committee issued in 2014 include excerpts from the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Law, Bicycle Riding Restrictions and Dismount Zones, Parking and Securing of Bicycles, Enforcement, and Registration. The Bike Policy can be found here: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v60/n31/revisedbicyclepolicy.html
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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