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Bicycle Master Plan Released

The Georgia Tech Bicycle Campus Master Plan is developed with a focus on creating a safe, healthy and positive campus biking environment.  It is also focused on establishing Georgia Tech as a national leader in higher education bicycle planning, design and culture.  The goals and recommendations in this plan are developed to position Georgia Tech to reach even higher and achieve Gold or Platinum designation.

The full plan, published by Capital Planning and Space Management, is located here.

The Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee is Looking for New Student Members!

As the end of the 2011-2012 school year approaches, the BIIC must sadly bid farewell to a few of its current student members, who are leaving Georgia Tech for bigger and better things. However, this means that we have the opportunity to invite students who are interested in being a part of the BIIC to get involved and represent the student body in all things bike-related at Georgia Tech!

If you’re interested in being a part of BIIC, or want to know more, send an email with following information to Johannw(at)

1) Name

2) Year and Department

3) Experience with bicycles or bicycling (how long you’ve been riding, if you have particular applicable knowledge or experience, etc)

4) One thing you’d like to see accomplished if you were part of the BIIC


We’ll review the submissions, likely ask a few brief questions via email, and then send the selected applicants a formal invitation to join the committee. The deadline for submissions for consideration (for the current openings) is May 4.

Feel free also to contact us with any questions!

Georgia Tech and the BIIC: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s 2011 Partner of the Year

Congratulations to Georgia Tech and the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee: the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition awarded them with the title of 2011 Partner of the Year at ABC’s annual members’ night on Friday. This award recognizes the organization which contributed the most to supporting ABC’s efforts at making Atlanta more bike-friendly, and 2011 included some particularly stiff competition, including Sopo Cooperative, New Belgium Brewery, the Atlanta Falcons, and Metro Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC).

While this award is a great honor, and a wonderful recognition of the phenomenal support that Georgia Tech has shown for bicycling over the last year, it is our intent to keep pushing for bigger and better things for the university, and Atlanta at large. 2011 was a great year for bicycling in Atlanta, and despite challenges to federal funding in Washington, 2012 provides us with a monumental transportation opportunity in the form of the TIA referendum this July, which could dramatically change the face of transportation in the metro area. In addition, some big plans from ABC, the City of Atlanta, and growing partnerships between some of our cities’ biggest stakeholders, all point towards reason for optimism for bicycling in 2012 and beyond.

On behalf of the BIIC, we’d like to thank everyone for their support and passion, and we hope you’ll continue to let us know how we can make Georgia Tech and Atlanta a better place for bicycling.

Thank you ABC!

BIIC Featured in Newest AASHE Entry in Student Diary Series

AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, released their most recent entry in their ongoing “Student Diary Series”, which allows students to submit stories about their efforts to improve sustainability on their campus this afternoon. Authored by BIIC committee member and Tech graduate student Johann Weber, the entry describes the effort of committee members in starting and operating the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee, as well as the successes and challenges which faced the committee both in its first year and as it looks to expand its efforts in future years. It will also be shared through the AASHE bulletin, their regular email newsletter.

You can find the AASHE entry here.

BIIC Awarded $1,500 Seed Grant

This week, BIIC was awarded a $1,500 seed grant from GeorgiaBikes! and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety! This grant will be used to help BIIC make headway on some of the many projects worthy of pursuing. Some of the submitted project list include:

1) Funds for printing commuter cycling pamphlets (resources, safety info, etc) for the fall freshman orientation, and to be distributed as possible (based on cost and available funding).
2) Operating funds for the website, survey tools, and basic graphic design services/programs.
3) Signage for events, including students fairs, mobile advertising, and StarterBikes repair site.
4) Organizational business cards for representatives to distribute in professional settings.
5) Travel/registration funds for representatives to attend Georgia Bike Summit in the fall.

While the specifics of how and when we’ll pursue these projects haven’t been solidified yet, updates will be posted as they are available, so keep checking the website, facebook, and twitter.

Be sure to let us know what improvements you’d like to see, and how BIIC could better serve the cycling community, by using our contact button or sending us an email at

Greetings from Officer Alex

Alex Gutierrez, an officer with Campus Police and a member of the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC) at Georgia Tech, would like to remind students, faculty, and staff who ride bicycles on campus to register their bicycles (it’s free!), as well as to check out their Twitter and facebook pages for updates on Campus PD. Additionally, for inquiries about abandoned bicycles, contact James Sapp (404-894-6718 or email him at

BIIC will be working on a campus bicycle safety pamphlet for the future, so feel free to post comments if there are things you’d like to see included!


SGA Bill Passed!

On March 8th, 2011, the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Bill passed both chambers of the Student Government, providing $26,146 to BIIC to be allocated in turn to construct .8 miles of bike lanes on campus (half a mile on Ferst from Atlantic past the CRC, and a third of a mile along Hemphill from Ferst to 10th), and 6 racks (2 each at Ford ES&T, Instructional Center, and Management) for a total of 58 spaces to be added. These locations were selected based on analysis of facility needs and feasibility, and are part of a long list of projects that BIIC would like to see undertaken in the future.

We’re really excited for this tremendous success, and are optimistic about future endeavors! Implementation of the selected projects is underway (though it will take some time), and will keep you all updated!


Public Participation Event – Wednesday April 6th

City and Regional Planning will be hosting a public participation event this Wednesday, Wednesday April 6th at 4:00 pm.  They will be using the northern half of the jury space on the 3rd floor of architecture west.  The topic of the event will be “Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure on Campus” and we hope that many of the cyclists and pedestrians will attend!  There will be other student groups and, hopefully, employees in the campus planning department; we hope to generate some meaningful recommendations and insights to provide to different departments on campus.  Light refreshments will be provided.

What: Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure on Campus
When: Wednesday April 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Where: 3rd floor Architecture West jury space
There will be cookies and punch!

Be there!

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