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The BFU Resources page was developed to equip the applicant with some fundamental information to assist in the application process.
This page is divided into five sections to coincide with the on-line application and provides good examples of programs, policies, and projects from around the country.
Program staff is also available and eager to assist you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.822.1333.
To look up the population of your community, click here.
For the US News and World Report definition of different institutions, click here.
To find the climate averages of your area, click here.
To learn about Bicycle Advisory Boards and Committees, click here.
To find the Journey to Work Data for your college or university community, click here.
To read about the Funding Resources and Research, click here.
To search for League affiliated Instructors and Clubs in your area, click here.
Bicycle program manager/ coordinator
To read an interview with the University of Minnesota Bicycle Coordinator, click here.
To read LAB’s report why Bicycle and Pedestrian staff are needed, click here.
For an example of student coordinators working on bicycling issues at their university, click here.
Click here for 17 infographics about bicycling, including How Bikes Can Save Us, Bicycling in the US, Bicycle Theft at US Universities and New American Transit - Young Americans Shift Away from Car-driven Culture
Improving Conditions for Bicycling and Walking. A best practices report listing outstanding projects.
Complete Streets Policy
For information on complete streets, click here.
To learn more about the implementation of these policies, click here.
Bicycle Facility Design Manuals and Training
To view the AASHTO guide to the Development of Bike Facilities, click here.
To read the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), click here.
To read the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, click here.
To read the FHWA Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Planning Guidance, click here.
To read the FHWA University Courses on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, click here.
To learn about bicycle specific conference and training, click here.
For an example of on street bike parking in Portland, click here.
For an example of a bike parking garage at Portland State University, click here.
For a map of University of Washington bike racks, click here.
To view a forum on college and university bike racks and drainage grates, click here.
To view a bike rack photo gallery from Michigan State University, click here.
For information on building a single track, click here.
To see what Ripon College is proposing to do for their trail system, click here
End of trip facilities
For local, state and national resources provided by Michigan State University, click here.
To read a forum on bicycle friendly LEED buildings, click here.
To see an example of end of commute shower facilities, click here.
To read a guide for the development of bicycle facilities, click here.
For a photo of bike friendly stairs, click here.
Bikes on Transit
For an example of shuttle bike rack at Harvard University, click here.
Sportsworks, a manufacturer of bike racks for buses
For an example of the operations and maintenance of an Iowa trail, click here
Bicycle and Transportation Courses
For an example of an education tool - Stanford’s Bike Safety Sprocketman - click here
To explore a website of bike safety information for new students, click here.
To see Michigan's alternative transportation promotional video for new students, click here.
For an example of a bicycle diversion program at Stanford, click here.
To see an example of an innovative approach to teaching and promoting bicycle safety, check out this bike safety quiz.
For an example of unique bike tours at Alfred University, click here.
For further examples of sustainable campus tours, click here.
Campus Bike Share Program
For an example of a bike-share program’s logistics at Michigan State, click here.
For a sample bike rental fees, click here.
To read about NYU’s bike share program, click here.
For an example a bike coop that also rents bike, check out UC Davis here.
For an example of bikes available for renting at University of Colorado, click here.
For information on bike libraries, click here.
For an article about innovative uses for abandoned bikes, click here.
For an example of a solution to bike theft, click here.
For a resource to track stolen bikes, click here.
For an example of a University bike map at Princeton University, click here.
For another example of a university bike map, check out that of the University of Arizona.
For an example of a commute club, click here.
Campus Bike Center
To learn about the UCSC Bike Coop, click here.
For another example of a bike coop in Twin Cities, click here.
To read about the University of Waterloo Bike Center, click here.
For information on how to organize a coop or campus bike shop, click here.
For an example of a Bike to Campus week event, check out UCLA bike pit stop here.
For an example a bike rodeo and Earth Day event at University of Phoenix, click here.
For an example of a larger University cycling event at, check out the Indiana University Little 500 here.
For an example of university involvement in a larger bike event, check out Centralia College PTS pit stop here.
For an example of a university’s participation in a commuter challenge, click here.
For the League’s National Bike Day and Month guide, click here.
Recreational Bicycle Facilities
Other Encouragement groups, activities, services, etc
For a directory of Youth Bicycle Programs, click here.
For an example of a commuter incentive program, click here.
For information on collegiate cycling, click here.
For an example of a University’s resource on local bike retailers, click here.
For a toolkit on helmet promotion programs, click here.
For an example of a student run advocacy group with a big mission, click here.
Promote the People for Bikes pledge for students, faculty, and staff to sign.
For Michigan State University biking ordinances, click here.
For an example of university policy for impounding bikes, click here.
To read about what Berkeley is doing for bike theft prevention, click here.
For information on the police department using bikes, check out the police bike store here.
For information on University of Oklahoma bike registration, click here.
For an example of the activity of University bike police at Indiana University, click here.
Evaluation & Planning
For examples of campus bike plans, click here. (AASHE members only)
For other sample bicycle plans, click here.
To view UC Berkeley’s Bike Plan, as an example of a great college bike plan, click here
To view a crash reduction report, click here.
To view an example of a Bike Satisfaction Survey at FIU, click here.
To view the results of a bike survey at UC Davis, click here.
The bikeability checklist, a tool for evaluating the bikeability of a campus or community
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