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Biking at UW-Eau Claire

Biking to and from UW-Eau Claire campus is an inexpensive and sustainable form of transportation for students, faculty, and staff who live in and around the Eau Claire area. Not only does biking incur a minimal carbon footprint compared to other methods of transportation, thus making it more environmentally favorable, but it also provides added health benefits for frequent bikers. But most importantly, biking to campus can be a lot of fun!


In 2013, UW-Eau Claire was recognized with a bronze award through the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly University program.Through this program, UW-Eau Claire is dedicated to building upon our biking infrastructure and improving our standing as a bicycle friendly university. To find out more aboutAmerican Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly University program, go to their program page at

Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

The UW-Eau Claire Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is a strategic outline for evaluating existing bicycle and pedestrian resources on campus and for providing a functional foundation for implementing recommended program initiatives in order to make UW-Eau Claire a more bicycle friendly university. During this upcoming Fall 2014 Semester, the plan will be presented to the Master Plan Committee to be adopted as an Appendix to the UW-Eau Claire Master Plan. This will mark the beginning of many new and exciting improvements to UW-Eau Claire bike and pedestrian infrastructure!

Select the link below to view the Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan:

Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, please contact Christina Hupy at


Rules and Regulations

To ensure the safety of pedestrians and riders the UW System and UWEC have developed rules and regulations for the proper parking of bicycles. The increased popularity of these forms of transportation has created this need. For your benefit please read the following rules and regulations for bicycles.


Rules and Regulations:

  • Bicycles may only park in designated areas located around campus. To prevent theft, please lock your bicycle.
  • Permits are not required.
  • Parking in non-designated areas (railings, sign posts, buildings, trees, etc.) will result in a $5 ticket and a Parking Office lock on the bicycle.
  • Bicycles left locked for seven days will be impounded.
  • Locks will only be released by Parking personnel (SSS 106) during regular office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

For additional information please refer to: