With a crowded campus filled to the brim with both pedestrians and
bicyclists on the go, it can be hard for everybody to share the
available space. Fortunately, there are steps both bicyclists and
pedestrians can take to stay safe on campus.
To help avoid any
potential collisions, Iowa State Student Government is pushing for
cyclists to not ride their bikes on sidewalks.
“We are trying to encourage students to ride their bikes on the road,” said Dan Breitbarth, Student Government president.
Breitbarth said the biggest thing he would urge bicyclist to do is to “ride your bikes anywhere but on the sidewalks.”
keeping bicycles off of sidewalks is hard to enforce, Breitbarth said
he hopes students will spread the initiative through word of mouth,
which, to him, is the best form of public relations there is.
Government even created a YouTube video for ISU students called “Walk
your Wheels" that encourages students to do just that.