CRC and BUMC Receive Bike Friendly Business Awards

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Pictured from left: Commissioner Tinlin, Maureen Lacey (TranSComm), and Michelle Tse (TranSComm) stand with other honorees at the 6th annual Bike Friendly Business Awards

Both the Charles River Campus and Medical Campus were recognized as Bike Friendly Businesses by Transportation Commissioner Thomas Tinlin at Mayor Menino’s Bike Friendly Business Awards. Forty-one businesses were honored at the sixth annual ceremony held on May 17th at City Hall Plaza. The awards recognize businesses that promote bike-friendly practices such as encouraging employees to commute by bike, providing secure storage for bicycles, or using bike messengers.

Boston University’s Charles River Campus received a Bronze award. Commonwealth Avenue, the CRC main thoroughfare, is home to the city’s first bike lanes as well as 4 Hubway bike share stations with 100 bike docks. South Campus has one station with 14 docks. Parking and Transportation Services has launched several bike-safety awareness campaigns in partnership with the Dean of Students’ Office and BUPD.

Transportation Solutions for Commuters (TranSComm) the transportation management association serving the Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center accepted a Silver award for the second consecutive year. TranScomm has done a great deal to promote bicycle use and safety on campus.  There are five bike racks and three bike cages on campus. In addition, there is also a Hubway station located on Mass Ave.

To find out more about biking at BU, visit BU Bike Safety, Parking and Transportation Services and TranSComm websites where you can find maps of bike storage locations as well as many other useful resources.

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