NMSU is designated a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists
This designation recognizes the university's commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
"College campuses are natural places to integrate bicycling - and NMSU recognizes the small steps needed to make bicycling a safe and easy option for students and staff," said League President Andy Clarke. "Young people are driving less and riding more, and NMSU has embraced that trend."
The league evaluates Bicycle Friendly applicants on "the Five Es" - engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation and planning. The 74-section questionnaire covers information on employee and student numbers, geographic distribution and NMSU's current status in the Five Es.
NMSU has taken several steps in recent months to increase safe-bicycling practices on campus, including increasing bicycle traffic law enforcement, educating motorists and cyclists alike about the rules of the road and working to prevent bicycle thefts on campus.
Some of the physical improvements made over the last year include painting bike lanes on Stewart Street, installing directional signs on the Horseshoe, adding and replacing bicycle racks and installing a bicycle Fix-It station outside Corbett Center Student Union.
May is National Bike Month! Celebrate by going to bikes.nmsu.edu for information about NMSU's Bicycle Friendly University initiatives and for regional bike events.