The League of American Bicyclists awarded UC Davis with a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award for the campus’ efforts in fostering a greener future.
The University will be granted free access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to make the campus more bicycle-friendly.
According to an April 22 League of American Bicyclists news release, UC Davis is the first college to receive the award.
“This was the first application for this honor submitted by UC Davis, which joins an elite group of only eight businesses to receive Platinum recognition in this category since 2008,” the release states.
According to David Takemoto-Weerts, UC Davis Bicycle Program Coordinator, the campus has aimed to create a safe and welcoming environment to encourage campus employees to choose cycling as their preferred method of transportation.
“[It] generally makes for a much more pleasant place to work, learn and do research,” he said.
More information on the BFB program can be found at bikeleague.org.
— Muna Sadek