Do you support continued funding of $3.93* (of which $0.80 is for return to aid and $0.10 is an administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $3.03 will go the Bicycle Infrastructure) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.37* (of which $0.72 is for return to aid and $0.08 is an administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $2.57 will go to Bicycle Infrastructure) for summer quarter for Bicycle Infrastructure and Education Fund?
The Associated Students Bike Committee is responsible for funding the maintenance and improvements to campus bike infrastructure as well as educating students on best practices regarding bike safety through events such as bike fairs, workshops, and tabling. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to work with campus planners to repair large sections of the bike path without inconveniencing students who normally would need the paths open to get to class. We have also been acting as student advisors for the planning and construction of a new AS Bike Shop, and are working with the CSOs to remove the old, long abandoned bicycles that take up space in campus racks so there will be more space for everyone when we return.
In 2021-2022, we hope to work on widening the path near the bus loop, finish converting bike lots to high-density racks, offer bicycle education and safety information to those new to campus, and continue to advocate to the administration that bicycle use be celebrated and supported at UCSB.
Through careful planning and by working closely with administrators and students, the Bike Committee has helped make UCSB one of only a few Platinum ranked Bicycle-Friendly Universities in the nation. However, there is always room for improvement. Please vote yes to continue making biking better at UCSB!