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  • Alex Cory
  • Tue September 15 2015
  • Posted Oct 21, 2015

With a crowded campus filled to the brim with both pedestrians and bicyclists on the go, it can be hard for everybody to share the available space. Fortunately, there are steps both bicyclists and pedestrians can take to stay safe on campus.

To help avoid any potential collisions, Iowa State Student Government is pushing for cyclists to not ride their bikes on sidewalks.

“We are trying to encourage students to ride their bikes on the road,” said Dan Breitbarth, Student Government president.

Breitbarth said the biggest thing he would urge bicyclist to do is to “ride your bikes anywhere but on the sidewalks.”

While keeping bicycles off of sidewalks is hard to enforce, Breitbarth said he hopes students will spread the initiative through word of mouth, which, to him, is the best form of public relations there is.

Student Government even created a YouTube video for ISU students called “Walk your Wheels" that encourages students to do just that.

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