The Borough of State College is a Bicycle Friendly Business. This recognition program, initiated by the League of American Bicyclist, recognizes employers’ efforts to encourage a more bicycle-friendly atmosphere for its employees and customers. In 2016, the Borough applied for and received silver recognition for the Bicycle Friendly Business program. The program honors innovative bicycle-friendly efforts, provides technical assistance, and helps businesses foster a healthier workplace and become more socially and environmentally responsible. The League also provided a feedback report that outlines strategies for improving the engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation and planning for bicycling. The Borough continues to look for ways to encourage bicycling and improve safety through programs such as the Bicycle Ambassadors, incorporating on-street bike lanes during construction projects, and providing adequate bicycle parking. Find out more about our Bicycle Friendly Business practice’s here.
The Centre Region consists of the State College Borough, Patton Township, Half-Moon Township, Ferguson Township, Harris Township, and College Township. Through a region-wide effort between the Centre Region Council of Governments and participating municipalities, the Centre Region received Bronze status for the Bicycle Friendly Community recognition program. For more information on biking in the Centre Region please visit the Centre Region Planning Agency’s Website.
NEW: Zagster Bike Share
Now extended into the downtown community, Zagster Bike Share offer’s an on-demand, convenient, affordable, and healthy way to get around town. Annual memberships are available for community members for $50. To learn more about Zagster Bike Share and to sign up for a membership, download the Zagster App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, or visit the Zagster Website.
Important Bike Safety Information
All Borough residents are required to register their bikes
All cyclists under the age of 12 are required to wear a helmet
Cyclists of all ages are required to use a front and rear light between dusk and dawn