Pitt Achieves Silver Bike Friendly University Status

The University of Pittsburgh has been honored by The League of American Bicyclists with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award!

The League of American Bicyclists has honored the University of Pittsburgh with a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus.  Pitt is very proud to move up one level from its 2018 Bronze designation.  Achieving Silver Bike Friendly University status helps the University achieve an interim goal of the Pitt Sustainability Plan of achieving Silver Bike Friendly University status by 2020 and Gold by 2025. (Submission for the Silver designation was delayed due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and holds a 2021 certification year.)

Pitt is part of the 2021 class of 33 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities nationwide. The Bicycle Friendly University program now includes 222 colleges and universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia that are transforming the American landscape by providing more bicycle friendly campuses for the benefit of students, employees, and community members.  BFU’s are part of the League’s Bicycle Friendly America program, which also awards communities and businesses with certifications as part of its mission to make bicycling safe, comfortable and more accessible for all.

Investing in bicycling also supports the University’s journey to carbon neutrality by 2037 by providing student and employee commuters safe and healthy biking amenities and culture that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation emissions.  It also creates an active work and learning environment, a more connected campus, and a healthy campus culture.  The Silver BFU designation comes on the heels of Pitt’s honor as BikePGH’s 2021 Organization of the Year,

Some 2019-21 Pitt biking highlights include:

Learn more about biking resources at Pitt or other ways to green your commute by checking out Pitt’s Mobility Office!