Biking http://wkyufm.org en WKU Recognized as 'Bike Friendly University" http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-recognized-bike-friendly-university <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of all the college campuses across the United States, only 75 can officially be called “Bike Friendly Universities” and </span>WKU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is now among them.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The League of American Bicyclists praised Western Kentucky for the leading the way to a healthier, more sustainable future. &nbsp;For the university’s Parking and Transportation director Dr. Jennifer </span>Tougas<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, that’s the whole point. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Bicycling is a very economical way to get around on short trips around town and it saves students who are strapped on cash a lot of money," said </span>Tougas<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;"It also has a lot of health benefits as well.”&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She says the addition of bike lanes along Chestnut Street and over 600 bike rack spots has been worth the investment.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"From the university’s point of view, if we can reduce parking demand that reduces the need to build more parking decks which are extremely costly or to build additional parking lots which have additional environmental effects."</span></p><div>More information on <a href="http://www.wku.edu/transportation/biking.php">biking at WKU </a>and in Bowling Green.</div><div> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 02:53:53 +0000 Emil Moffatt 39912 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Recognized as 'Bike Friendly University"