It’s been a busy and truly monumental past couple of days here in New Jersey on the bicycle advocacy front. Finally after years of work New Jersey now has three Bicycle Friendly Communities, well engineered and well executed on-street bicycle lanes and sharrows have been installed in New Brunswick (more on that soon), and now comes word that Princeton University has been given a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly University award.
Princeton’s efforts were even highlighted in a recent press release from the League:
At Princeton, also a Bronze BFU, new students get information about bicycling in their welcome packets, introducing them to the large network of campus paths, weekly bike maintenance classes, plentiful bike parking, free bike locks and the wide array of U-Bikes and CycLab programs and events. “Princeton is honored to become part of the Bicycle Friendly University program,” said Andrea DeRose of the University’s Transportation & Parking Services.
[Read the full article HERE]
Poster’s note: This is the first Bicycle-Friendly University in New Jersey and in the Philadelphia and New York Metro area. To promote bicycling, safety and awareness, Princeton has painted sharrows on selected roads surrounding the campus. They applied for and received municipal approvals to apply sharrows to surrounding streets linking to other municipal streets that currently have sharrows, all providing more welcoming circulation for bicycling. Bike Delaware encourages the University of Delaware and the City of Newark to take a similar approach, and one day apply for a BFU award.