New bike rack springs up on campus
RU's path toward becoming a bike-friendly campus rolled forward this week with the installation of a bike rack, certified to meet Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) guidelines, near the student entrance of the College of Business and Economics building.
The rack will accommodate 15 bikes, keeping them upright and supported properly. It allows securing a bike's frame and wheels with a U-lock to ensure the safety of bikes attached to it. The first installation of its kind on the RU campus, the rack joins three community repair stands, or do-it-yourself service stations, to further accommodate RU's growing community of cyclists.
The rack installation is part of RU Sustainability's ongoing effort to encourage eco-friendly behaviors on campus, said Julio Stephens, RU Sustainability coordinator. The new rack helps RU move toward earning certification by the League of American Bicyclists as a "bike-friendly" campus.
Providing better racks is among recommendations of Bikes Are Awesome, a campus committee that promotes bicycling as a healthy and environmentally sound means of personal transportation.
For more information on RU's ongoing green initiatives, visit RU Sustainability.