Ever thought about making your university more bicycle friendly? Join Bike Maryland for a free Bicycle Friendly University Workshop held at Hood College on Thursday, January 16 from 9:00am-1:00pm (lunch will be provided by Hood College). The purpose of this event is to help make colleges and universities in Maryland a safer place to ride for transportation and recreation, and Bike Maryland will provide information about the League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly University Program.
Bike Maryland will cover the Five E's of bicycle infrastructure (Engineering, Encouragement, Education, Enforcement, and Evaluation/Planning), feature presentations from the Maryland Department of Transortation, the University of Maryland, a Silver Bike Friendly University, and allow attendees time to identify issues, set priorities, and organize an action plan for making their campus more bicycle friendly.
The location of the workshop is the Cohen Hospitality Suite in the Hood College Athletic Center (building no. 3 on this map).
Bicycle Friendly University Workshop Agenda
9:00 – Registration, Networking
9:20 – Welcome
Carol Silldorff, Bike Maryland Executive Director
Dave Diehl, Hood College Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
9:35 – It’s the Law: Bicycles in University Facility Plans
Michael Jackson, Maryland Department of Transportation Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Access
9:45 – Bicycle Friendly University Presentation
Bill Nesper, League of American Bicyclists
10:35 – Break
10:45 – Listening to your Students: Developing and Implementing a Campus Bicycle Survey
Aaron Roppolo, Fitness Center Manager, Maryland Institute College of Art
11:15 – Bringing Bike Share to your Campus
Peter Agovino, Rack and Go
11:25 – Overcoming Common Obstacles with Bicycles on Campus
Yvette Hess, Bikes for the World
11:50 – Get lunch (complimentary lunch provided by Hood College)
12:00 – The Road to Platinum: Becoming a Bicycle Friendly University
Valerie Goubeau, UMD Communication and Special Projects
Michael Levengood, UMD Bike Coordinator
12:30 – Brainstorming session/Q&A
12:55 – Concluding remarks
1:00 – Workshop adjourns
Please direct any questions to Bike Maryland's Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator, Katie Lupo (KatieLupo@bikemd.org).
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Bike Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to enhance bicycling safety and conditions while providing a voice for bicyclists. Each year we host free safety education workshops for 10,000+ children and adults through our Bike Minded Safety Program. Additionally, Bike Maryland hosts dozens of business, university and community workshops through the Bike Friendly Program. We represent the hundreds of thousands of bicyclists in Maryland through our promotion of awareness and safety campaigns and the enactment of pro-bicycle legislation at the state and local level.
Recent accomplishments include:
- Passage of six state pro-bike bills in the last four years including the 3-foot law and passage of the criminal negligence/manslaughter bill
- Maryland Police Departments enforcement video to educate police on bicycle safety and laws
- Increase in the number of bicyclists (commuters in Baltimore by 51% between 2009-2012)
- Maryland Awarded #11 in the U.S for Bike Friendly Ranking
More about Bike Maryland here.