Cycling Scotland are delighted to announce that they will be partnering with universities and colleges to develop the ‘Cycle Friendly Campus’ award. With the addition of the Cycle Friendly Campus programme, young people will see a supportive environment for cycling continue beyond primary and secondary school all the way through to college and university.
Building on the success of the Cycle Friendly Employer, Cycle Friendly School and Cycle Friendly Communities schemes, the Cycle Friendly Campus award will specifically support universities and colleges in Scotland. The award aims to encourage and enable students and staff to make regular journeys to and from, and around campus, by bike.
As part of the development process, Cycling Scotland will partner with campuses that demonstrate significant commitment to promoting cycling to students and staff. These campuses will form a pilot to establish award criteria and services, and will be used as case studies when the Cycle Friendly Campus Award is launched in 2015-2016.
Cycling Scotland will work closely with campus partners, who will have access to a dedicated grant fund in order to trial new services and overcome barriers to increased cycling.
All universities and colleges in Scotland are welcome to apply and are advised to contact Fiona at Cycling Scotland for more information.
The closing date for applications is May 30th, 2014.