Safe Cycling Campaign

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Year: 2011

Grant Amount: $49,788

The College of Fine Arts collaborated with the School of Architecture to put on a number of educational and research initiatives to promote safe cycling on campus. These initiatives included a Night Light dance performance, a survey of conflict areas for bikes on campus, signs educating bikers how to double-lock their bikes, and “Balloon Bike,” an art project that shows the amount of space (three feet of clearance on all sides) needed for safe cycling conditions. The photo above features the Night Light show, a one-time dance performance illustrating the importance of nighttime illumination on bicycles. After the show, the audience selected their own bike lights provided by the Campaign and Bike Texas. The Safe Cycling Campaign has also hosted community feedback sessions on multi-modal safety on campus, and collaborated with Parking & Transportation and UTPD on future planning.

This project not only promoted safe cycling, but bicycling in general, which reduces carbon emissions and keeps our plant clean.

Watch the videos:

Check out the article in the Daily Texan

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