This year, there has been an increase in unsafe riding practices and reports of accidents on sidewalks, according to a statement from the university's Department of Transportation.
Bicyclists on campus support the new lanes.
Biking connects communities and helps the environment.
In the initial six-week offering period, 19 people registered for the program.
The project, which has been in the works since 2018, will span part of Rhode Island Avenue.
The project, which will cost more than $2.8 million, also includes widened sidewalks and benches.
Local bike shops are finding creative ways to compete with bike shares and online shopping.