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Columbus State University

Cycling on Campus

 

Columbus State University is a bike friendly University that offers easy access to our Main Campus along with our Riverpark Campus. All pathways are handicap accessible which allows bicyclists to travel with ease throughout the entire University. Bike racks have been strategically placed throughout the university for easy storage when not in use, e.g. LeNoir Hall and Clearview Hall; we even have skate board racks for students in a few key locations, such as the Davidson Center.

We have several student and faculty led organizations that encourage bicycling which include

Columbus State University is currently working with the Columbus outreach organization Live Healthy Columbus, as well as participating in the Columbus Rails To Trails project which includes 11 miles of bike friendly paths that link our Main Campus to our Riverpark Campus.

Avoiding Bike Accidents on the CSU Campus

Cyclists should be aware of the following safety concerns when riding on the CSU campus. The top reasons for bike accidents are:

– Excessive speed on bike path
– Using the bike path after dark
– Ignoring stop signs
– Loose sand or gravel on roadway or path
– Avoiding unexpected animals (squirrels, snakes, deer)
– Pedestrians (weaving in and out of, or avoiding those who cross in front of you)
– Vehicles (opening car doors, backing out into your path of travel)
– Other cyclist (crowding, merging, weaving)