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Biking on Campus

UL Lafayette is a proud Bicycle Friendly University

UL Lafayette is among 38 colleges and universities recognized by the league for maintaining campuses that encourage biking and rider safety. The University recently earned a 2020-2024 bronze award as part of the league’s Bicycle Friendly University program. It also earned the multi-year designation in 2015.

Read more about the University's campus bicycling efforts here

UL Lafayette Bike Amenities

  • There are over 2,700 bike parking spots around campus​.
  • There are 5 covered bike parking locations that can each accommodate 20 bikes​​.
  • Bike Friendly Streets​​ with a growing number of bike paths. In 2023 the Fletcher Hall Bike Path and St. Michael St. connection at Ira Nelson were added to campus
  • There are various bike routes that run throughout campus and connect to Cajun Dome Blvd bicycle path​​
  • Solar powered pedestrian crossing​s were added in 2023
  • There are 2 Bike Lockers Locations​
    • 10 lockers in Oliver Tower ​
    • 10 lockers in Taft Street Tower​

Rules of the Road

  • Bicyclists must obey the rules of the road. This means that a cyclist MUST stop at every stop sign and traffic light. Do not pass cars on the right and do not go through intersections against the traffic light.
  • Ride in the direction of traffic while in the bicycle lanes—do not ride facing traffic.
  • Please wear a helmet 

For more information about bike safety, riding university streets, signage & signals, and registering your bicycle please visit the Office of Transportation Services.