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UC Davis renewed as platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University

UC Davis renewed as platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University

UC Davis first earned platinum Bicycle Friendly University status in 2013, becoming only the second university in the country to achieve the distinction, and has…

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UC Davis first earned platinum Bicycle Friendly University status in 2013, becoming only the second university in the country to achieve the distinction, and has kept it through two renewals. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis) UC Davis is as bicycle friendly as ever with the announcement Wednesday by the League of American Bicyclists that it had renewed the Davis campus’s designation as a platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University for four more years.

The campus, in fact, has double-platinum status, as a Bicycle Friendly University and a Bicycle Friendly Business.

In its Wednesday announcement, the league noted that UC Davis’ “emphasis on encouraging multimodal commuting” had led to several policy changes, including a switch to pay-by-the-day parking.

Jeff Bruchez, UC Davis Bicycle Program coordinator, told Dateline the daily payment system via the ParkMobile app is ideal for commuters who, instead of using their cars, may wish to bike to and from campus occasionally. Before the switch in parking policy, they may have hesitated because they had already paid for long-term parking permits. The whole idea, Bruchez said, is to get people out of their drive-alone mode.

“Whether that be by bike (preferred) or by some other sustainable mode, that’s one less vehicle on the road with our thousands of bicyclists,” he said.

Other bicycle-friendly policies include:

-15-mph speed limit — For the few motor vehicles allowed inside the campus core (say, Facilities Management vehicles and delivery trucks, and for all traffic on all bike paths.-1.33 bike racks per pillow — Campus housing requirement adopted in 2018 as part of […]

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