Texas A&M Bike Friendly University Survey


TAMU has applied to be designated a Bike Friendly University in an effort to jump start the next phase of culture change regarding bicycles as legitimate transportation in Aggieland.  Additionally, the TAMU Bicycle District Plan which will become an official appendix in the revised TAMU Master Plan is being delivered this month.

While I know we are not perfect, we have made dramatic improvement over the last 4-5 years.  Earning this designation will help me help us in the ongoing continuous improvement process.

From the league:

In addition, we would greatly appreciate your help distributing the following survey link to any students, staff and faculty, alumni, and/or community members who are familiar with the bicycle programs, facilities, and amenities on your campus. (Those who receive the advocate survey from us directly do not need to complete both.)
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFU_2015_59

Note this URL is customized for Texas A&M University!  The survey will be open through Friday, September 18, 2015.

Thank you for your consideration in doing the survey.  Bear in mind, I will not be getting the results of the survey to read your feedback.  If you desire for me to know your feedback, please email me directly.

Please forward or post this email in its entirety so we can get as many responses as possible.  I ask that the whole email go out to explain the context of the survey.


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Ron Steedly ’88,  M Ed, CAPP, LCI #3710  |  Alternative Transportation Manager

Transportation Services  |  Texas A&M University

1250 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843

Tel. 979.847.2453 | Fax. 979.845.8685

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Help get funding for South College Phase 1

The City of Bryan is seeking to obtain funding for proposed infrastructure improvements along South College Avenue. Phase 1 includes a separate bicycle and pedestrian route along South College as well as a bike route along Villa Maria. See the map below.

The petition (edit: period expired) is intended to be used as a template to fill in your using your own voice. Some considerations to ponder that may speak to you:

  • Traffic speed limit along South College is 50mph
  • This section of South College is chipsealed, which sucks for bikes.
  • This is a major approach to campus
  • It’s very dark at night
  • About 3 huge student housing complexes have been erected in this vicinity in the last year
  • There is a park owned by the University along this stretch

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Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them. – The Washington Post

In the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the person operating the giant machine should look out for other people. Then came mass production and the Model T. Suddenly there were automobiles all over the place, and by the end of the 1920s, cars (or, more accurately, their drivers) had killed more than 200,000 people.

via Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them. – The Washington Post.