Located in the heart of Flint, Michigan, a city in the midst of writing its first new master plan in 50years, The University of Michigan-Flint has a uniqueopportunity to play a vital role in the renewal and improvement of thedowntown area. A major
part of the University’s role
in improving the downtown has been its efforts to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities on and around campus.
As a result of theseongoing efforts by city and university organizations, Uof M
Flint was recently named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. To facilitate further movement toward the eventual goal of Platinum Level BicycleFriendly University status,a bicycle and pedestrian plan must be developed and approved by the University.Bicycle transportation is becoming more popular in urban areas and university campus communities. U of M Flint must accommodatethis growing trend to remain competitive with other institutions and promote the growth of thecampus community, whilekeeping in mind theimportance of facilitating and encouraging an activeliving lifestyle for thecampus and surrounding community.-Team BENCH