Thursday, March 10, 2011

UCSB receives gold again...

Thanks to BikingInLA for pointing out that the ol' alma mater received another gold award designation from the League of American Bicyclists for 2011. This is the second consecutive year that the campus has received the award. Last year's award was presented in the Business category, while this year's is in the inaugural University category. Only two schools across the country received the gold rating - UC Davis was the other, and only one school received the highest platinum rating - Stanford. It does my heart good to see California leading the nation in this. 

From the UC Santa Barbara Office of Public Affairs: "UCSB's ongoing investment over more than four decades in bicycle-commuter support programs and bicycle infrastructure improvements make a world of difference. UCSB also leads the way nationally in terms of human-powered commuter trips because such a large percentage of our campus community bicycle, skateboard, and walk between their home and our campus...49 percent (10,215) of UCSB's students commute by bicycle, as well as 9 percent (420) of the faculty and staff. UCSB also features 10 miles of Class I bicycle paths, more than 10,000 secure bicycle parking spaces in bicycle racks, 40 secure bicycle lockers, seven bicycle roundabouts, and free showers for bicycle commuters." Link to full press release from UCSB. Go Gauchos!

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