City Colleges Receives Bicycle Friendly Award from National Cycling Organization


City Colleges of Chicago was recently named a 2022 “Bicycle Friendly University” Bronze Award recipient by the League of American Bicyclists.

This year, City Colleges joins 37 institutions across the country identified for their commitment to creating bicycle-friendly campuses. A total of 221 colleges and universities have received the BFU designation nationwide since the award’s inception.

The Bicycle Friendly University program evaluates colleges’ efforts to promote bicycling in five areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement, and evaluation/planning.

City Colleges encourages our students to bike to and from class by offering students a free membership to the Divvy for Everyone bike-sharing program, which gives students unlimited rides up to 45 minutes for a full year at no cost. Six City Colleges feature Divvy bicycle stations within four blocks of their campus, and five colleges have a bike-sharing dock within one block. City Colleges also proudly offers a bicycle maintenance and repair class, and Truman College enjoys a community bike ride through its Uptown neighborhood each year. All seven City Colleges are located in busy Chicago neighborhoods with defined campus boundaries, making them ideal environments for biking.

“The 2022 cohort of BFUs, featuring colleges and universities of every size, joins a movement of communities and businesses investing resources in making bicycling safer and easier not only on campus but in their surrounding communities as well,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists.

City Colleges is proud of its BFU designation and remains committed to helping make Chicago a bicycle-friendly city.