Students and staff can get on their bikes after the University was awarded Cycle Friendly Campus status with distinction by Cycling Scotland.
The ‘Sustainable Strathclyde’ team has increased the cycling infrastructure over the past 18 months, including setting up two new secure bike hubs in the University’s Royal College and Curran Buildings.
It has also increased the bike parking capacity on campus to over 500 spaces and runs regular ‘Fix Your Own Bike’ maintenance workshops.
At an award presentation in the Technology and Innovation Centre, University Secretary and Compliance Officer Dr Veena O’Halloran received the award from Cycling Scotland CEO Keith Irving and said: “The ethos of wellbeing and sustainability underpins our whole approach to cycle related developments.
“It reaches far beyond just the travel agenda and we’re proud to be investing in this important aspect of the future of our community.”
Keith Irving told the gathered audience the example set by the University will ‘act as a source of inspiration for other institutions.’
The initiative supports the University’s commitment to promoting an environment that supports the mental and physical wellbeing of both staff and students.