UMW Grad Develops Bike Plan for Fredericksburg Campus

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Justin Doyle ’08 aims to make the University of Mary Washington a better place for bicyclists.  So the Virginia Commonwealth University master’s degree candidate is developing a bike plan for UMW for his culminating project in urban and regional planning program. “I wanted to give back to UMW in a way that I feel passionate about,” he said. “Bicycling is a passion of mine. Since UMW has never developed a bicycle plan, it was a great opportunity.” Some UMW students already use bicycles on a daily basis, but more might use them if a bike plan was in place, said Doyle. He wants faculty, staff and students’ input on how to deal with the challenges of creating a bike program. Doyle has developed an online survey and hopes to collect 400 to 500 responses. The survey, available until Feb. 17, is open to current UMW faculty, staff and students. He will hold a focus group session for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Woodard Campus Center's Red … [Read more...]