Stanford Receives Its Second Platinum Bicycle Friendly University Award
The League of American Bicyclists recognized Stanford University with a second Platinum Bicycle Friendly University award. Stanford was the first university to be recognized at the highest level when the program launched in 2011 and is now the only university to receive a renewal of its Platinum designation.
The Platinum award recognizes enhancements to Stanford’s bicycle program and infrastructure over the past four years. These include the installation of three new roundabouts, a 39% increase in Bike to Work Day participation between 2011 and 2015, and an increase in bike parking capacity to over 19,000 spaces. In addition, the university completed the Stanford Perimeter Trail, a 3.4-mile multiuse trail that includes the first green bike lanes on campus, as well as expanded bike parking options to serve the broader community.