Alta Planning + Design developed a bicycle commuter access study for Stanford University.
In 2015, Stanford was the only university to receive a renewal of its Bicycle Friendly University Platinum designation from the League of American Bicyclists. Stanford was also the first university to be recognized at the highest level when the program launched in 2011. Achieving a Platinum designation required a comprehensive approach including developing on-campus.
The bicycle commuter access study builds on University’s the long history of supporting bicycle transportation by imagining how bold investments in bicycling infrastructure around the campus can contribute to increased access. The plan uses compelling visuals to describe what types of infrastructure people want, how people currently get to campus, and the barriers around campus. The benefits of network improvements are described in terms of reduced user stress and the number of new riders that are likely to bike to work.