Gateway Earns Bike Friendly Destination Certification

Gateway Community and Technical College has been named a silver certified destination by Queen City Bike as part of the groups Bike Friendly Destinations program.

We are excited to provide the Bike Friendly Destination status to almost 40 Cincinnati locations. This is proof that Greater Cincinnati is developing a more bike-friendly culture, said Queen City Bike President Gary Wright. Bicycle transportation benefits the individual, the destination, the community and all of Cincinnati.

Gateway qualified for the silver certification by making infrastructure changes to the Urban Center location so members of the Gateway community would be more comfortable traveling to the location by bike. Events were also held to encourage the development of a bicycling culture.

I was delighted to share my interest in bike commuting with my co-workers and the Gateway students, commented Sheila Gray, the Gateway coordinator of the Bike Friendly Initiative. I have been commuting to work by bike since 1996. Now it will be easier for others to do the same. And its great to never have to worry about finding a parking spot!

The college also promoted biking as an eco-friendly, money-saving means of transportation by conducting a drawing for a new bike. Julie Todd, who lives near Gateways Edgewood Campus and who takes all of her classes there, was the winner from more than 100 entries. She looks forward to being able to travel to campus on her new bike.