Cycling culture earns NAU spot on national bike-friendly campus list

Yellow bikes
Yellow bikes
The Yellow Bike program offers students, staff and faculty a free mode of transportation around NAU. Individuals who show their NAU ID are provided with a yellow bike, helmet, bike lock and key.

Northern Arizona University has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists for its efforts to promote a bicycle-friendly atmosphere on the Flagstaff campus.

The university was named a silver-level bicycle-friendly university by the national organization based on five categories: the availability of education programs for cyclists and drivers; promotion and encouragement for cycling on campus; engineering that promotes cycling such as designated bike paths and innovative methods of accommodating bicycles; efforts to prevent bicycle theft and encourage motorists to share the road with cyclists; and evaluation and planning of cycling programs on campus.

NAU is actively involved in incorporating bicycles into the university culture through the free Yellow Bike programbike registration and locker storage to protect bicycles from weather, and recent enhancements to the campus pedways including the addition of an east-west pathway.

The complete list of bicycle-friendly universities names 35 campuses in 21 states and may be viewed here.The league’s full report detailing NAU’s designation as a bicycle-friendly university is available online.