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League names bike-friendly universities

Published October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has designated nine new  schools to its "Bicycle Friendly Universities" list, bringing the total to 44 institutions in 25 states. Among the new names on the list are Ivy League schools Yale and Princeton, League officials noted. 

"Just like many students aspire to an Ivy League education, a growing number of college students want their university to be smart about biking, too" said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. "Young adults want to drive less and ride more -- and they're choosing schools, like Yale and Princeton, that are making bicycling a vibrant part of campus life."

Yale and Princeton each joined the list at the Bronze level.

State schools were honored, too. The University of Utah joined the list at the Silver level in its first application.

The League noted the university's "innovative on-road facilities, bicycle-related academic course offerings, a successful anti-theft campaign, on-campus bike rental and bike collective, and a wealth of pro-cycling policies."

More information: the full list.

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