History of Biking on Campus, Sponsored by Recycled Cycles

Mike Berg

SPONSORED CONTENT BY:  Recycled Cycles 

January

Ad

1

1897

First Bicycle Advertisement in Collegian

October

1

1902

Dr. Aylesworth implements $5 fine for “riding a wheel” on sidewalks

   

1904

Stone ornament falls off Chemistry Building and landed on two bikes

October

Ad

24

1963

Physical Plant receives monetary allocation to purchase first bike racks on campus

January

7

1964

Physical Plant purchased 260 bike racks @ $4580. First 60 arrive December 31, 1963 for academic areas

July

5

1966

Center Avenue between University Avenue and Pitkin Street was closed to vehicles forever for pedestrians only.

December

 

1969

Plan published about converting the CSU campus into a “walking and biking oriented campus”. The idea was to eliminate many streets in the interior of the campus and begin the creation of pedestrian areas and bikeways.

June

22

1993

As part of the ten-year plan, CSU committee plans to make campus bike-oriented

August

26

1996

Plans to make campus a “walking-core campus” are underway

November

20

1996

Students request more bike racks on campus

September

22

1999

CSU Parking Services offers three bikes available for student loan for no charge to encourage biking for all students on campus

 May

8

 2014

Mason Trail Opens

 December

15

2014

Joint Bicycle Master Plans completed by City and CSU approved by City Council

August

 

2015

First Buffered Bike Lanes installed on Campus

November

19

2014

Spoke Opens in Laurel Village

 October

22

 2015

First Contraflow Bike Lane

September

8

2015

First Bicycle and Pedestrian Counters Added on Campus

November

17

2015

CSU become Platinum Bicycle Friendly University

September

29

2016

Bike Share Opens on Campus

 November

29

 2016

Prospect Underpass Opens

April

18

2017

CSU Pledges 18,000 Bike Rack Spaces in Fort Collins Campuses

 August

17

 2017

Shields Underpass Opens

 September

18

 2017

City of Fort Collins Pitkin Low Stress Bikeway with Bicycle Crossing at Shields Opens

August

26

2017

Stadium hosts first game; Over 2400 bicycles counted on racks near stadium; inaugural bike valet opens for gameday visitors

Special Offer on Diamondback Edgewood:

Was $349.99   –   Now $249.99