Despite being formed a little more than one year ago, the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC) is already making an impression. The student committee and Georgia Tech Institute were recently honored by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition as its Partner of the Year for 2011.
“We’re very honored to receive such recognition," said BIIC Chair Johann Weber, a graduate student in the School of Public Policy. "We view it as a sign that Georgia Tech has really stepped out from under the shadows to become a leader in supporting bicycling in Atlanta.”
Georgia Tech and the BIIC jointly won the Partner of the Year award as recognition for the committee's work, as well as for Tech’s “comprehensive approach to becoming a bicycle friendly university" through funding, installing facilities and infrastructure, the launch of viaCycle, and program expansion over the course of 2011.