A prominent bicycle association named UW-Madison a bicycle-friendly campus Monday.
The university was named as a silver award winner in the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Business program.
The League of American Bicyclists, which was founded in 1880, is an organization representing the interests of over 57 million bikers while abiding by its mission statement, ""to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.""
""We're gratified by this national recognition of our efforts to encourage bicycling and make it an attractive commuting option for everyone at the university,"" Patrick Kass, director of Transportation Services, said in a statement.
According to university officials, bicycling is one of the strongest components of the UW Commuter Solutions, a program working to provide innovative transportation solutions. The program is one of many efforts made by the university to offer students and community members pedestrian paths and routes. The Campus Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Path was recently completed with solar-powered lighting.