It was first announced last November that Georgetown University was named a Bicycle Friendly University by LAB, but they're promoting it now.
Georgetown University was recently designated a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) by the League of American Bicyclists.
As you may know, this award recognizes the many ways that our campus is supporting bicycle use, from planning and enforcing safe streets, to hosting free bicycling classes, to helmet giveaways, and more.
This designation underscores GU's leadership on sustainable transportation, making Georgetown the first campus in the District of Columbia to receive this award and one of only 75 BFU campuses in the country to date.
It also has a practical component; through GU's participation, we will receive free consulting from the League of American Bicyclists on additional bicycle-friendly opportunities for the campus.
Georgetown could not have achieved this accomplishment without each of you, from your contributions to the application process, to your ongoing efforts to support bicycling.
We would also like to recognize and thank Greg Miller (SFS '14) and Oltan Akin (MSB '15), the two undergraduate Sustainability Fellows who worked under the guidance of the Office of Sustainability to perform and submit Georgetown's BFU assessment, and without whom this accomplishment would not be possible.
You can learn more about Georgetown's BFU process here, and find more information about Bicycling at Georgetown at http://sustainability.georgetown.edu/bicycling/. A sign displaying the designation is also now proudly displayed behind the Bike-share station outside GU's Main Gates (See attached).
That's great for them, but on to silver I say. They could pay to add more bikeshare stations to the main campus and the law school campus - there's only 1 now. They could help turn the Glen Echo Trolley ROW that passes through campus into a bike trail. They could make sure that the Georgetown boathouse doesn't negatively impact the Capital Crescent Trail. There's a lot of room for improvement.