Friday, August 20, 2010
New bike lanes at George Mason UniversityAccording to Josh Cantor, Director of Parking and Transportation at George Mason University: "bike lanes have been added around most of Patriot Circle. In a few places where the road doesn't have the width for a dedicated bike lane, sharrows (share the road bike markings) have been painted on to remind motorists of bicycle traffic." As you can see from the map, Patriot Circle is a major route encircling the campus. Congratulations to GMU for creating dedicated space for cyclists on campus.
GMU has been making great strides promoting bicycling on campus. We've worked with them in the past on planning the initial Bike to Mason Day in 2008, handing out literature to students, and discussing options such as bike sharing to reduce student parking. There's great potential for cycling on campus and thanks to the support of Transportation staff, more and more people are choosing to go by bike.