Posted March 1, 2012 Atlanta, GA
Communications and Marketing
Despite being formed a little more than one year ago, the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC) is already making an impression. The student committee and Georgia Tech Institute were recently honored by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition as its Partner of the Year for 2011.
“We’re very honored to receive such recognition," said BIIC Chair Johann Weber, a graduate student in the School of Public Policy. "We view it as a sign that Georgia Tech has really stepped out from under the shadows to become a leader in supporting bicycling in Atlanta.”
Georgia Tech and the BIIC jointly won the Partner of the Year award as recognition for the committee's work, as well as for Tech’s “comprehensive approach to becoming a bicycle friendly university" through funding, installing facilities and infrastructure, the launch of viaCycle, and program expansion over the course of 2011.
Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. The College is comprised of six schools - Economics; History, Technology, and Society; The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs; Literature, Communication, and Culture; Modern Languages; Public Policy; and Georgia Tech's Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC units - and offers ten Bachelor's of Science, six master's, and six doctoral degrees. Students are prepared for professional leadership in government, business, public policy, international affairs, law, technology, and new media. Founded in 1990, the College is named in honor of former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003).