Celebrating National Bike Month

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This month, Georgia Tech will join entities around the country to observe National Bike Month.

But at Tech, bicycles are an ever-present mode of transport, not just a recreational vehicle to be hauled out ceremonially once a year.

Tech has catapulted forward in recent years when it comes to campus bike infrastructure. 

The campus was recognized in 2012 as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University, a designation given by the League of American Cyclists — the same group that sponsors National Bike Month.

“The amount of biking on campus has increased significantly,” said Jason Gregory, senior educational facilities planner in Capital Planning and Space Management (CPSM). “We’re trying to make sure we are building the infrastructure that’s needed and putting it in the right place.”

This spring, CPSM began the process of creating a Campus Bike Master Plan. This is in part thanks to the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC), a group of students, faculty, and staff who focus their attention on improving the cycling experience on campus. The BIIC initially brought up the idea for a master plan.

Meanwhile, professors and students are collaborating on projects such as Cycle Atlanta to make the City of Atlanta a better place to ride.

Read more about the development of Tech's Bike Master Plan and other bike-related campus efforts in this feature story



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