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New Mexico State University

Bicycle Friendly University Status

  • 2013 BFU Application Response [Evaluation: Guide & Open Survey]

2013 Guidelines BFU Program Award Levels and General Scoring

LAB Local Reviewer Survey of NMSU Community for BFU Application


The following are the questions in the Local Reviewer Survey

Required *

*1. Name of reviewer (for internal use only)

*2. Title and affiliation (for internal use only)

*3. Email address (for internal use only)

*4. Name of institution you are reviewing

 5. How familiar are you with the conditions and amenities for cyclists on the applicant campus?

Very familiar; Somewhat familiar; Not familiar; Comment:

6. We are relying on local reviewers like you to fact check the application for us. Please point out any mistakes in the application or missing facts here. If there is not enough space, please send an email with your comments to

7. What do you think are the institution's three greatest strengths in its efforts to promote bicycling for transportation and recreation? Please explain.

Strengths one:

Strengths two:

Strengths three:

*8, What level would you consider awarding this institution? Please refer to the reviewer guidelines on how to choose an appropriate award level.

None; Honorable Mention; Bronze; Silver; Gold; Platinum; Comment:

9. What are the three most important measures the institution should undertake to become more bicycle friendly? Please explain.

Measure one:

Measure two:

Measure three:

10. Please list any specific hazards or barriers to cycling that you are aware of that should be addressed immediately, e.g. an unsafe road/ intersection, lack of secure bike parking at a specific popular destination, harsh enforcement practices, etc.

11. Is there anything else you would like to add? If there is not enough space, please send an email with your comments to



  • BFU Taskforce submits Bicycle Friendly University Application (Feb 5, 2013)

The NMSU BFU taskforce completed & submitted the application for the Bicycle Friendly University status from the League of American Bicyclist (LAB) on February 5, 2013.

The BFU taskforce included representatives from NMSU Police, NMSU Faculty,  NMSU Staff, FS Engineering, and EH&S.

The application included a 74-section questionaire covering information on NMSU status, employee & student count, and geographic distribution as wellas details on NMSU contributions to the 5Es (Encouragement, Education, Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation) of bicycling.

Details submitted on 2013 BFU Application (pdf format)





The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors. The BFU program provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling.   A blueprint to the designation is provided in the interactive image on the right or via the following link

The benefits of bicycling friendly designation including reducing carbon emissions, saving money, reducing congestion, optimizing space, and improving health.  More details on the BFU program.

The Five Es necessary to achieve the designation 

Requirements for

  1. Encouragement
  2. Education,
  3. Engineering,
  4. Enforcement, and
  5. Evaluation.

NMSU's Five Es (2011 preliminary review)

2012 BFU resource updates