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GREGORY URQUIAGA/UC DAVIS A student rides her bicycle past UC Davis bike parking. A VISIT TO DAVIS, CALIFORNIA KEN MCLEOD ยป W To see the video of Platinum Bicycle Friendly University and Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business, University of California, Davis, go to the League's YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/bikeleaguevideo. This video was underwritten by Ground Control Systems. hen I was offered the chance to go to Davis, California, I jumped at it. Since coming to work at the League in 2012 I had learned about Davis-the city with the highest rates of bike use in the United States; Davis-the city that began experimenting with protected bike lanes in the 1970s; Davis-the university that is closed to most car traffic; Davis-the community where a Bicycle Hall of Fame anchors a town square. How could I not take the opportunity to check it out? What I found was a great place to bike, made possible by a commitment from the University of California, Davis, the City of Davis and many people within both institutions to making bicycling a safe and easy choice. On my first ride, as I rode in an exceptionally wide bicycle lane while sipping iced coffee before entering one of many bicycle roundabouts on the UC Davis campus, it was immediately apparent why close to 25% of people in Davis choose to commute by bike and close to 50% of students choose to arrive at campus by bike: it's safe, it's easy and there's no reason not to. What struck me most as I rode the laid back bicycle that had been loaned to me by UC Davis staff around the University and the City was that the pervasiveness of bicycle infrastructure was much more striking than its design. Several times while navigating the Davis bike loop, a 12-mile loop through the City and University that utilizes trails, neighborhood streets, and campus boulevards, I found myself lost. I wasn't lost in the sense that a bicyclist can be lost in many American cities, where a trail or bike lane unceremoniously ends and it is not clear where to go to reconnect to a bike route, but lost because I had followed the nicest looking bike infrastructure and that happened to not be the City's signature loop. There were so many trails, signalized bicycle crossings, bike lanes, bollard-protected intersections and lanes that it was sometimes difficult to know where the community was channeling me to go- because it wasn't channeling me, it was allowing me to bike wherever I wanted. Davis is not a perfect community for bicycling; you can still find yourself on a 4- or 5-lane road that would not look out of place in any American city. However, BICYCLE FRIENDLY AMERICA 19 http://www.youtube.com/bikeleaguevideo http://www.groundcontrolsystems.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016

Viewpoint
Spotlight: Bike Shops that are Bicycle Friendly
Sweet Rollin': New Bicycle Friendly Bakeries!
Moscow International Cycling Conference
QBP Grows with its Employees
How To Do A Successful Bike Light Giveaway
A Visit to Davis, California
Bikeshare for All
Double Platinum: How the Boise Bicycle Project Made It To the Top
In Memoriam
Chicago Ride of Silence
Transportation Secretaries Support Bicycling
Dero: Strong Bike Culture is a Core Value of a Bicycle Friendly Business
Inspirations from the National Bike Summit
Summit Recap/Media Mentions
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Intro
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Cover1
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Cover2
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 1
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Viewpoint
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 3
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 4
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Spotlight: Bike Shops that are Bicycle Friendly
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 6
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 7
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Sweet Rollin': New Bicycle Friendly Bakeries!
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 9
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 10
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Moscow International Cycling Conference
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 12
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 13
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - QBP Grows with its Employees
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 15
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 16
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - How To Do A Successful Bike Light Giveaway
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 18
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - A Visit to Davis, California
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 20
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Bikeshare for All
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 22
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Double Platinum: How the Boise Bicycle Project Made It To the Top
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 24
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 25
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - In Memoriam
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Chicago Ride of Silence
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Transportation Secretaries Support Bicycling
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 29
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Dero: Strong Bike Culture is a Core Value of a Bicycle Friendly Business
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 31
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Inspirations from the National Bike Summit
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 33
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 34
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 35
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Summit Recap/Media Mentions
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Cover3
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Cover4
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