student biking

Bicycle Master Plan

In collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and technical experts, Penn State is working to create a bicycle master plan for the University Park campus. Penn State’s Transportation Services team has engaged national transportation experts Nelson\Nygaard to lead this effort.

What is a Bicycle Master Plan? 

The Penn State University Park Bicycle Master Plan aims to outline strategies that will enhance the experience of biking to, from, and around campus. The plan will build on the University’s ongoing efforts to advance bikeability, which has resulted in the campus’ Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly University designation.

Throughout this process, Nelson\Nygaard will engage with students, faculty, and staff, evaluate the current landscape of biking on campus, define specific goals and metrics for the project, and identify necessary tradeoffs to complete the bicycle network. The final plan will create a clear vision based on shared goals and objectives.  

How will this project impact me? 

Your feedback will collect recommendations to bike infrastructure, policies, and programs. Please participate in the opportunities below to help create a safer and more enjoyable cycling environment.

How can I get involved? 

Your participation in upcoming events plays a valuable role in identifying the issue areas and opportunities for improvement. Thank you to those who participated in our engagement stations, group bike rides, online survey, and interactive map activity.

DIY Ride Audit

Take a self-guided bike ride around campus and email your evaluation of ride conditions to [email protected]

The final version of the Penn State University Park bicycle master plan will be available to the public and is expected to be released in early 2023.

If you have questions about this project, please email [email protected]