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December 1, 2016
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The College at Brockport Named a Bicycle Friendly University
League of American Bicyclists honors Brockport
BROCKPORT, NY—The League of American Bicyclists has recognized The College at Brockport, State University of New York, as a Bicycle Friendly University. Brockport, which was honored at the bronze level, is one of only 150 colleges and universities across the country to receive the distinction.
According to the League of American Bicyclists, colleges and university campuses are unique environments for their high density, stimulating atmosphere and defined boundaries. It believes these factors make them ideal environments to incorporate bikes. The League created the Bicycle Friendly University honor to inspire more action to build healthy and livable institutions of higher education.
The College at Brockport encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as free bike rentals for students, a call-in bike reservation portal with text message reminders, digital safety tips, personal bike registration with University Police, and bike-friendly parking. Brockport also offers a personal bike repair station and free bike helmet rentals.
“In its fifth year, we’ve seen the Bicycle Friendly University program’s momentum continue to grow and reach even more campuses across the country,” said Bill Nesper, programs director for the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this round of BFUs for raising the standard and being innovative in making bicycling a safe, convenient and enjoyable option for students, staff and visitors alike.”
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 * www.brockport.edu