Last week, the Atlanta City Council approved $2.5 million in funding for bicycle projects during the next two years – many of which will directly border or feed into Georgia Tech’s campus.
As the observance of National Bike Month comes to a close at the end of May, campus bicycle enthusiasts will still put one wheel after the other in their work to make Georgia Tech and its surrounding areas more bicycle-friendly.
For the third time in 2012, Georgia Tech has been recognized on a national level for its sustainable efforts. Most recently, Tech was among 15 schools highlighted by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) for reducing carbon emissions, maximizing resources, lowering operating costs and allowing members of the Tech community to also engage in good practices.
With the end of another school year and as members move on from Georgia Tech, the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC) seeks new student representatives to contribute their efforts to improving the bicycle climate of campus.
If you’ve ditched a bike on a campus bike rack lately, it’s
time to fix it up or say goodbye. Starting Monday, May 16, the Georgia Tech Bicycle
Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC) will begin a campus-wide effort to
tag and remove bicycles on campus racks that have been abandoned.
Whether you use four wheels, two wheels or two feet to get
to Tech each day, you may start to notice some changes for bicycles around
campus. It’s not the ghost of Sideways installing bike racks or painting bike lanes;
it’s the collaboration of students and staff on the Bicycle Infrastructure
Improvement Committee (BIIC).
Formed in January, the group plans to improve the quality of
bicycle infrastructure for the Georgia Tech community to make it safer and easier
to bike for pleasure, health and commute.