Chatham News

Chatham University recognized as Pennsylvania’s first Bike Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist
October 13, 2011

PITTSBURGH (October 13, 2011) … Chatham University, previously awarded a Bicycle Friendly Business designation by the League of American Bicyclists, was recently the first university in Pennsylvania to be recognized by the League as a Bike Friendly University (BFU). Chatham adds the Bronze-level BFU designation to its bicycling accolades.

“Chatham University has strong sustainability and employee wellness initiatives, and bicycle commuting is an important component of both,” Mary Whitney, sustainability coordinator at Chatham, was quoted as saying in the League of American Bicyclists press release. “Chatham’s bicycle infrastructure has grown significantly, and the adoption of the Bicycle Commuting Tax Credit and establishment of the Chatham Bike Works educational bike shop are highlights.”

Chatham accepted the award at the League’s BFU announcement during the conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which was held in Pittsburgh Oct. 9-12.

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Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit