Georgia Tech worked with Alta Planning + Design on its Campus Bicycle Master Plan to improve access to campus, manage real estate and capital investments, and enhance quality of life for the campus community. The Master Plan focused on specific project sites, as well as policies and programs, which collectively can take the university to the next level of Bicycle Friendly University designation.
Current barriers for cycling to and on campus include safe routes to campus, bicycle parking availability on campus, and education and encouragement programs to make biking a convenient choice. Alta created a Bicycle Master Plan that included recommendations for on- and off-street facilities, bicycle parking to accommodate the anticipated 8,000+ cyclists riding to campus each day, and programs to encourage and support safe and frequent cycling.
Currently, the campus bicycle commute share is 8.2%. Their goal is to have a 20% bicycle mode share within 10 years. To accomplish this goal, the University will have to make significant investments in bikeways to and on campus, expand bicycle parking facilities, and increase education and enforcement programs.