Bike Friendly Destination

Become a Biker

Gateway Community and Technical College has become a part of a new initiative to become a bike friendly campus. This initiative directly links to our strategic goal to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for sustainability management that details financial, environmental, and social performance gains.  The Urban Center is already a bike-friendly destination.

You CAN bike to campus. 

  • Check out the bike racks at the Urban Center and Edgewood Campus. 
  • Look for hooks in the wheelchair-accessible stalls of all the bathrooms at the Urban Center.
  • Join the Gateway community for events as we all become bikers.

Why bike to campus?

Have you seen what gas costs lately?

  • You’ll have a reserved parking place every day!
  • When you bike just four miles round-trip instead of driving, you keep 51 pounds of carbon monoxide out of the air each year and
  • you burn 36,000 calories – that’s 10 pounds of fat!

Gateway receives silver award as a bike friendly destination

Gateway Community and Technical College is being recognized as one of the inaugural businesses and organizations in the greater Cincinnati area to be designated as a bike friendly destination. Gateway representatives will be presented with the silver level award on May 2 at an awards ceremony at Tangeman University Center, University of Cincinnati. 

 

Events

Gateway Bike Friendly Destination Recognition

The Gateway Community & Technical College Urban Center was recognized as a gold-certified Bike Friendly Destination, and the Gateway Edgewood Campus was recognized as a silver-certified Bike Friendly Destination by the Queen City Bikes program of Greater Cincinnati. This designation represents the efforts by the two locations to welcome bicyclists to the property by providing safe places to store bikes, areas for bicyclists to freshen up, and activities to promote bicycling. For more information about the bike friendly destination program, check out www.queencitybike.org


New Kentucky Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator
Lynn Soporowski, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), reported that KYTC is pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Hearn to the position of Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Troy started with KYTC on July 2, 2012. Troy has over 20 years experience in the bicycle industry. He has worked in bicycle sales, managed/owned bike stores, assisted local government with bicycle planning and implementation of projects. We look forward to Troy helping KYTC bring nonmotorized travel in Kentucky into the 21st Century.

Sensitive Signals for Bikes
The City of Cincinnati has been working to make traffic signals more sensitive to change for bicyclists. In some cases, this has meant adding pavement markings for demand activated signals to indicate where a cyclist should place their bike to activate the signal. Learn more at: http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/transeng/downloads/transeng_pdf44277.pdf

2012 National Bike Challenge is at its midpoint. Launched by a partnership of Kimberly-Clark, Bikes Belong, Endomondo and the League of American Bicyclists, the National Bike Challenge aims to inspire millions of Americans to ride their bikes for transportation, recreation and better health. Participants may register as individuals or as teams to log their miles and share comments. The Challenge runs from May 1 to August 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.nationalbikechallenge.org 

 

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