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Bicycle Friendly University

 

What is Bicycle Friendly University?

Bicycle Friendly University, 2020-2024, The League of American Bicyclists, Bronze

The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] ) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff, and visitors. The BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] program provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling. In 2020, UT Dallas earned bronze recognition as a Bicycle-Friendly University by The League of American Bicyclists. UT Dallas becomes the 7th university in Texas to attain BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] certification and joins UT Austin, also bronze, to become the second BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] in the UT System.

Visit Bicycle Friendly University (BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] ) to learn more about creating a safe environment for cyclist throughout the United States of America.

UT Dallas’ Bicycle Friendly Mission

As a bicycle-friendly university, UT Dallas cultivates an environment that provides safe accommodation for cycling and encourages students, staff, and visitors to enjoy cycling on campus. Cycling is a cost-efficient and zero-emission form of transportation that helps us reduce our carbon footprint. UT Dallas has approximately 87 bike racks, 960 bicycle parking slots, 8 repair stations, and various well-being routes on campus. Our mission is to embrace enthusiasm for the alternative mode of transportation and inspire more action to build a healthy, sustainable, and livable UT Dallas.

Skills Workshops and Maintenance Clinics

The Office of Sustainability holds free bicycle skill workshops and maintenance clinics at least once a semester. Workshops cover a variety of topics related to biking and may be hands-on or in a classroom setting. At maintenance clinics, any individual can have their bike evaluated for repairs and have basic maintenance performed for free. Bike owners must supply parts if they are required for maintenance.

Bicycle ID Etching

In order to deter bike thefts and increase the number of bikes returned to owners, UTD Police offers a free service to engrave identifying information on student or staff bicycles. Engraving ensures that bikes can be returned to their proper owners if recovered by UTDPD [ University of Texas at Dallas Police Department ] .

If you would like to have your bike engraved, please contact Officer Dave Spigelmyer: spig@utdallas.edu.

Bicycle Friendly University Well-Being Routes

Use our new BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] Well-Being Routes (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) to map your way around campus. These routes are designed to avoid high-traffic areas and stay off of sidewalks, which could put you and others in danger of a collision, while passing by some of the most iconic and relaxing sustainability spots on campus. Remember to signal turns, wear a helmet, and check your tire air, brakes, and chain before every ride!

 

A bicycle parked under a tree near Cottonwood Creek on the UTD campus.