Kent State U to Expand Sustainable Transportation Measures

The university recently contracted with Zipcar to offer a car sharing option to the campus community in hopes of reducing vehicular congestion and carbon emissions.

Bicycling Magazine Pins Nine Cyclist-Friendly Colleges

The magazine's recent ranking evaluates efforts to incorporate innovative ways to increase cycling as a means of transportation. Highlighted universities include University of Louisville; Bowdoin College; University of California, Davis; Michigan State University; Portland State University; University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Minnesota; University of Arizona; and Stanford University.

U Buffalo Connects EV Car-Charging Stations

(U.S.): Contributing to the university's 2030 climate neutrality efforts, the new charging stations at three UB campuses are part of a state initiative to install 80 throughout the state.

Brandeis U Implements EV Charging Stations

In an attempt to move away from fossil fuels, a student proposed and helped launch the three electric vehicle charging stations hoping that the university will invest more in an electric fleet.

Penn State Places Four Bike Repair Stations

Making the campus more bicycle friendly, the new stations are intended to help the campus community increase its use of alternative transportation.

U New Hampshire to Debut Student-Made Bike Racks

Blending art with sustainability, students in a metal sculpture workshop class this semester will fabricate all stages of the racks to be installed on campus when completed.

Binghamton U Debuts Bike-Share Program

Students at the university recently launched a bike-share program that will be rolled out in the coming semesters. The students are hoping to prove the success of the program so that the university provides deeper support.

U California Los Angeles Counts Cyclists

Funded by the university's Green Initiative Fund, the new magnetic bike counter records the number of cyclists at the school's busiest bike entrance providing data to support the need for new bicycle infrastructure.

U California Santa Cruz Installs Bike Lockers

In response to requests from cyclists for secure bike parking, the university's Transportation and Parking Services announced the opening of 24 new, first-come, first-served “smart” bike lockers at three locations on the main campus.

U Victoria Opens Bike Center

Formerly occupied by 28 vehicular parking spaces, the newly opened shelter provides covered bike parking for 234 bikes, equipment lockers, benches, and houses the university's bike program.

Boston U Releases Bike Accident Toolkit App

(U.S.): Called the BU Bike Accident Toolkit, the free mobile application provides the cyclist with tools to record the place of the accident, a form for documenting the driver's name, license plate and insurance policy number, and photos.

Macalester College Holds Ribbon Cutting for EV Charging Station

(U.S.): With help from a federal and private grant, the station can accommodate two vehicles at one time and receives its energy from wind.

Seventeen Universities & Colleges Earn Bike-Friendly Designation

(U.S.): The League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly America program recognizes institutions for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus.

Iowa State U to Offer On-Campus Bicycle Repair Options

The university's Outdoor Recreational Services will soon be offering minor repairs and tune-ups, including safety inspections, seat and handle adjustments and brake maintenance.

Parking Efficiencies Create Financial Savings

Recent implemented technologies at several U.S. universities have shown to improve the campus driving experience, reduce emissions, and conserve financial resources. These technologies include online maps, smartphone applications, and scanners that issue parking permits and provide driver data.

Portland State U Completes Bike Self-Repair Stations

The 3,000 students who use a bike to get to class can now use the Fixit bicycle repair stations on campus, which have tire pumps and a collection of tools to assist with brake adjustments and tire changes.

Six Connecticut Universities Receive Funding for EV Stations

In an effort to combat "range anxiety" for drivers of electric vehicles and promote the use of zero-emissions automobiles, the governor recently announced grant awards for the installation of charging stations to Western Connecticut State University, Goodwin College, Wesleyan University, Central Connecticut State University, Norwalk Community College and the University of Connecticut.

U Washington Launches Commuter Calculator

Created by students, the new interactive web-based application allows commuters to explore how their commute choices affect cost and CO2 output.

U Wisconsin Oshkosh to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The university is finalizing the installation of four stations as part of its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.

22 Historically Black Schools to Receive Toyota Hybrid Vehicles

As part of its environmental stewardship program designed to empower the African American community, the Toyota Green Initiative tour recently announced plans to lease a Toyota Prius to select schools in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Southwestern Athletic Conference.

U Alabama Proposes Bike Rental Program

As a result of increased use of bikes and the need for bicycle infrastructure on campus, the university's Student Government Association and Transportation Services Office have proposed a bike-sharing program, where students can pay a small fee to rent a bike form a public rack for one day.

Calicut U Implements Bicycle Initiative

(India): The university will provide bicycles free of charge to 100 of 421 affiliated colleges encouraging students to lead active and healthy lives apart from contributing to emission reduction and energy savings.

Florida Gulf Coast U to Install Bike Repair Stations

(U.S.): In an effort to promote environmental friendliness, the student government association approved the installation of the repair stations.

Purdue U Expands Biking Lanes

(U.S.): Thanks to the newly-sanctioned Bicycle Task Force, one mile of new bike routes is being added to campus to increase the safety for riders and pedestrians.

U Arkansas Places Bike Repair Stations

Students working with the director for sustainability created the momentum for the new bike fix-it stations that were installed to improve bicycle infrastructure on campus.

U Kansas Student Releases Free Bike Rack App

The newly released, free app allows bike users to find bike racks across campus and increases the bike-friendliness of campus.

Indiana State U Establishes Car Sharing Program

Helping to reduce the need for cars on campus, the university's new partnership with Enterprise allows faculty, staff and students access to two rental cars 24 hours per day.

Farmingdale State College Cuts Ribbon on Solar Carport

(U.S.): The new carport/charging station, the first of its kind within SUNY, accommodates 20 electric vehicles and is powered by 390 solar panels. Students, faculty and staff can pay a $10 refundable deposit to use the charging station for one year.

National U Ireland Galway Launches Bike Sharing Program

(Ireland): Aimed at lowering its carbon footprint and on-campus congestion, students and staff can pay €10 per year in registration fees for use of the self-services bikes at eight stations across campus.

U Utah Partners for Free Transit on Game Days

(U.S.): In an effort to reduce the demand for parking during events, the Utah Transit Authority will allow game attendees to use their university athletic event ticket as fare beginning this season.

California State U San Bernardino Students Ride Free

After a successful pilot program, the recently introduced Go Smart initiative allows students to ride Omnitran buses for free by swiping their college identification card.

North Carolina State U Pilots Residential Bike Sharing Program

After a recent survey indicating a high interest in a more convenient and free bike rental service, two students began Quad Bikes, a service that caters to residential students in the university’s Honors Village.

U North Carolina Chapel Hill Students Launch Electric Transport

To help alleviate late night transportation safety issues for students, two Kenan-Flagler Business School students have begun offering a taxi-like service called Buzz Rides with small electric cars.

Indiana U-Purdue U Introduces Car Sharing Program

An initiative out of the Transportation Sustainability Committee, the university has partnered with Zipcar to launch a campus car sharing program for students, faculty, staff and members of the community. The program will initially offer two vehicles on campus.

U Dayton Gives 100 Bicycles Away to Students

In an effort to create a bike-friendly campus and reduce its carbon footprint, incoming freshman students who have signed a two year no-car pledge received a free bicycle. Of the 293 students that signed the pledge, 100 were selected.

Aligarh Muslim U Vice Chancellor Rides Bike on Campus

(India): After the university banned motorcycles on certain areas of campus, the vice chancellor is now seen riding a bicycle across campus to popularize cycling and promote the concept of a green campus.

Michigan State U to Open New Bike Parking Facilities

(U.S.): Able to hold up to 73 bicycles, the two fenced garages will provide protection from theft and weather damage, and will house an air pump.

U Oregon Students Spearhead Bike Share Program

The student Senate voted to dedicate $199,000 to a new bike program, enough to provide four bike share stations and 40 bikes.

San Francisco State U Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

(U.S.): Donated to the university by manufacturer Clipper Creek through a grant from the California Energy Commission, nine charging stations are now available for free public use.

U Victoria Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

(Canada): The new charging stations are available 24/7 to the campus community and general public.

Virginia Tech Adds Free Bike Repair Stations

(U.S.): A way to further encourage the biking trend on campus, the new repair stations include tools for basic maintenance and fixing a flat.

Bowling Green State U to Install Bike Shelters

Funded by a $50,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the new bike shelters not only help encourage biking to campus, but also trap stormwater run-off with green roofs of succulents and sedums.

Indiana U-Purdue U Indianapolis Debuts Bike Fix-it Stations

Spearheaded by students, three do-it-yourself bicycle repair stations were recently installed on campus. The stations, available anytime, feature all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance.

Western Carolina U Launches Online Ridesharing Board

The site is designed to connect drivers and passengers in the campus community for ridesharing to reduce emissions and the cost of travel.

Montgomery County CC Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The campus partnered with ECOtality, which received a $114.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to install vehicle chargers in nine states and the District of Columbia, to add two 240-volt pedestal charging stations to campus.

California State U Long Beach to Install 2 New Bike Lanes

The new lanes are part of a bicycle master plan being developed by the university's Physical Planning and Facilities Management.

New Mexico State U Named 'Bronze Bicycle Friendly'

The designation from the League of American Bicyclists recognizes the university’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

Towson U Installs 18 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The stations are part of the online ChargePoint® network of independently owned charging stations operating in more than 14 countries.

New Survey Reveals U Oregon Community Favors Alt Transportation

The survey earlier this year of students, faculty and staff showed that only 18 percent of the campus drives alone to work, with bicycling the top commute choice (21 percent). The survey also found that about 62 percent of students and 72 percent of faculty and staff have bikes and almost half of students live within one mile of campus, significantly reducing the need to drive or own a car.

U California Santa Cruz Installs Bike Fix-it Stations

Equipped with tools for basic repairs and maintenance, five new bicycle fix-it stations allow the campus community to fix their own bikes at no charge.