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The Five E's of Biking

  1. Engineering & Infrastructure
  2. Education
  3. Enforcement
  4. Encouragement
  5. Evaluation & Planning

The 5 boxes below on this page explain each one...

Engineering & Infrastructure

Current bicycle infrastructure

  • Bike racks – documented all over campus
  • Shared use paths
  • Bike lanes
  • Fix-it stations

Address areas that need to be improved

  • Crosswalks
  • Carbondale/Campus connections

Plan for the future

  • New paths
  • Covered bike parking
  • Bike lanes


Current bicycle education

  • What do people on campus know?
  • What do they need to know?
  • Bicycle education classes offered currently

Plan for the future

  • Start a bicycle education course
  • Bicycle safety education events
  • Joint education information with Carbondale


Current bicycle laws on campus/Carbondale

  • No biking on city sidewalks
  • No biking through crosswalks
  • Bike registration

Plan for the future

  • Possible new safety laws
  • Easy access information about bicycle enforcement
  • Better bike registration
  • Anti-theft information/ deterrents


Current bicycle encouragement

  • Saluki spokes
  • SIU cycling club

Plan for the future

  • Bicycle events
  • Solar eclipse events
  • Week of Welcome events
  • Bike share/rental program
  • Biking incentives

Evaluation & Planning

  • Evaluation of current campus conditions
  • Set goals for biking on campus
  • Evaluation of campus conditions in the future

Starting Points

  • Bicycle safety on campus
  • Bike registration
  • Connection between Carbondale and campus
  • Education
  • Bike events
  • Bicycle Website