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The KU Bicycle Advisory Committee is made up of students, staff, and faculty from the KU community. The Committee was formed during the summer of 2012 as a means of helping implement the bicycle related goals of the Sustainability Plan, published in the fall of 2011. 

The following are the charges set forth by the KU Bicycle Advisory Committee.

  • Implement the bicycle-related strategies of the Building Sustainable Traditions campus sustainability plan
  • Identify existing resources that can be used for immediately achievable bicycle initiatives
  • Be available as an advisory body to campus bicycle-related initiatives
  • Work with campus Planning and Design & Construction Management to maintain and improve a physical environment that encourages biking
  • Collaborate with the Lawrence-Douglas County Bicycle Advisory Committee in bicycle-oriented planning initiatives
  • Assist the Center for Sustainability in answering student, staff, and faculty inquiries about bicycle programs and initiatives
  • Work to promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging all-forms of biking
  • Identify further areas of improvement that will raise KU’s rating in the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly University rating system
  • Be proactive in educating students, staff, and faculty on bike safety, rules, and etiquette and actively promote biking as a transportation mode
  • Work with Parking and Transit to increase cycling and inform a working relationship with multi-modal transportation on campus


Committee Members


  • Blaine Bengtson -- Undergraduate student, Environmental Studies & Public Administration
  • Jay Decker -- Graduate student in Urban Planning
  • Emma Donachie -- Undergraduate student, Treasurer of Environs
  • Thomas Plummer -- Undergraduate Student, Student Senate Representative


  • Shannon Criss -- Associate professor, Architecture, Design & Planning
  • Chris Depcik -- Assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Nils Gore -- Acting chairperson, Architecture, Design & Planning
  • Germaine Halegoua -- Assistant professor, Film and Media Studies
  • Farhan Karim -- Assistant professor, Architecture, Design & Planning
  • Clifton Pye -- Associate professor, Linguistics


  • Michele Berendson -- Publications manager, Lied Center
  • Kari Cantarero -- Outreach Coordinator, Center for Sustainability
  • John Dickey -- Assistant director, Recreation Services
  • Lisa Hallberg -- Systems analyst, Bureau of Child Research
  • Donna Hultine -- Director, Parking & Transit
  • Peg Livingood -- Project manager, Design & Construction Management
  • Katie McCurry -- Information specialist I, Marketing Communications
  • Ralph Oliver -- Chief of police, Public Safety Office
  • John Paden -- Associate scientist, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
  • Jeff Severin -- Director, KU Center for Sustainability
  • Tom Waechter -- Administrative assistant, Chancellor's Office
  • Patricia Weaver -- Associate director, Transportation Research Institute


  • Jessica Mortinger -- Transportation planner, City of Lawrence

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Bicycle Resources

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