Bryn Mawr/Haverford Bike Collective
Create a self-sustaining, sustainable collective to promote a biking culture in the Bi-Co. Make biking a more feasible alternative to the Blue Bus. Educate the community on bike safety and care.
To advocate for bicycling as a way to explore/inhabit space.
Method: publicize the Bike Collective, make biking socially valued and desirable; encourage Bi-Co students to leave campus more often and inhabit the area’s park by organizing group rides to these places
To provide the means for anyone to bike safely, comfortably, and confidently.
Method: start bike share program, teach safety and maintenance classes, organize group rides and bike-buddy rides. Eventually lobby for bike lanes.
To stimulate a slower-moving student body by emphasizing the time and space between classes.
Method: advocate for longer periods of time between classes so that students can bike between schools.
To activate a culture of non-institutional self-sufficiency on campus.
Method: critical mass rides block the roads with bicycles, giving cyclists a sense of (anti-authoritarian) empowerment; connect bicycling to independence—if you can bike somewhere, you don’t have to rely on the Blue Bus, public transportation, or their schedules.
To connect free-moving students and the surrounding community.
Method: organize community classes not only for bike safety, but also for how to drive around bicyclists; organize larger community bike rides; connect off-campus students with each other through bikes.