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Bike Program Garners National Accolades for UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City received honorable mention as a "Bicycle Friendly University" for its Clean Commute initiative at the 2011 National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, the Bicycle Friendly designation recognizes colleges and universities that create exceptional environments where bicycling can thrive and provides a roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for bicycling.

Bicycling and Clean Commute is part of a multi-pronged transportation program at UMKC geared toward reducing the number of single passenger vehicles on campus. UMKC now has 50 bicycles for the bike commute program. The bikes are loaned out and can be chained to one of the 20 bike racks now installed on campus.