Ever feel like a lone voice in the wilderness? Well the MSU Bike Advisory Committee was formed to advocate and promote a safe and convenient cycling environment at MSU by means of:
1. Guiding MSU in promoting cycling as means of transportation on campus and to/from campus;
2. Promote cycling safety through communication and education;
3. Reviewing cycling program and facility designs and provide input/feedback to MSU stakeholders;
4. Assist the MSU Bikes Service Center in its role of fostering cycling on campus;
5. Guide and carry the process to assure Michigan State University is continued to be recognized as a ‘Bicycle Friendly University’ (BFU) and improve the BFU rating until a Platinum rating is achieved.
6. Represent the interest of the cycling community on campus and defend their rights as approved by the Board of Trustees for many years through the Campus Master Plan over many years (See Circulation Priorities).
The committee was authorized by Kathy Lindahl, Asst. VP of Operations in 2006 and currently advises the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services.
Our committee consists of members of various departments on campus involved with bicycling facilities, including enforcement, planning and design in addition to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and staff. See a current member list below (note: this is not a list of everyone subscribed to the Google Group).
Pedal for Platinum
Rather than simply aim for the next award level of the Bike Friendly University program we decided to jump over gold and shoot for platinum. Please read more about our Pedal for Platinum campaign here and consider how you can help us become the first university in Michigan and the 2nd east of the Mississippi to reach the platinum award level.
We have monthly public meetings during the academic year. For spring semester 2017 we are meeting the third Monday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Beaumont West Instruction Room, which is on the second floor of the west wing in the Main Library.
- January 16, 2017
- February 20
- March 20
- April 17
- May 15
We also have a Google Group which is where our communications outside of our meetings occur. Please consider joining if you’d like to keep up to date with what’s going on and/or contribute to the discussions.
Current member list:
Chair/ IPF: William McConnell, Associate Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife
Secretary: Eric Tans, Environmental Sciences Librarian, MSU Libraries
Campus Planner: Stephen Troost, Engineering and Architectural Svcs, IPF
MSU Police & Parking: John Prush, Deputy Director of Mgmt Svcs Bureau, MSU Police
MSU Bikes: Tim Potter, Sustainable Transportation Mgr, Surplus/Recycling/ IPF
Residential and Hospitality Services: Carla Iansiti, Sustainability Manager
Engineering & Architectural Svcs: Dave Wilber, Architect Landscape II, IPF
Faculty: Mathew Reeves, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Staff: Thomas Baumann, Physicist, Nat’l Superconducting Cyclotron Lab
Staff: David McFarlane, Systems Designer, Psychology – Social Science
Staff: William Heinrich, Hub Innovation in Learning and Technology,
Graduate student: Vacant
Current Campus Bike Related Resources/ Files:
- Submit suggestions/ complaints re: campus transportation related issues here
- Bike facilities map (updated May 2015)
- Bike lane map (as of Feb. 2014, Campus Planning & Administration)
- Bike facilities master plan (Dec. 2007, project of Campus Planning & Administration)
- Committee’s Google Drive for more resources (Committee mbr access only; contact Tim Potter for access)
- MSU’s Campus Master Plan and related documents
- MSU’s Circulation Priorities that established bicycles and other forms of non-motorized transportation as 2nd only to pedestrians.
Historical Campus Bike Related Files:
- Campus Bicycle Utilization Study (2010, CPA)
- 1993 – 2009 Bike-related accident report (graduate research paper by Stephanie (Fox) O’Donnell, current MSU Traffic Safety Engineer); supporting data.
- Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission’s
2006 Outstanding Contributions to Traffic Safety Award to MSU
- Bike count data and reports (1960- 1993, Campus Planning & Administration archives)
- Campus bike path map (1974, courtesy University Archives)
- Bike safety educational 4-H Extension Svc. grant press release (1979, courtesy University Archives)
- News Bulletin article featuring Phys. Plant employee riding bike for work (1978 – courtesy of Main Library archives)
- MSU Alumni Magazine article about the first campus bike paths (Oct. 1960, courtesy University Archives)
- MSU’s bike ordinance (1974, found on back of 1974 map, courtesy University Archives)
- MSU Bike Ordinance – Notice circa 1949 (first known ordinance, courtesy University Archives)
- MSU Bike Ordinance – Notice circa 1954 (courtesy University Archives)