Hobart and William Smith Colleges Install Electric Chargers

Paving the way for reduced carbon emissions and, the newly installed electric vehicle charging stations serve those who currently own electric vehicles and support individuals interested in buying one in the future.

U Windsor Installs Bike Repair Station

The new covered bicycle service station was installed to curtail pollution and improve health, and includes hanger arms to suspend the bicycle, a full set of tools and an air pump is provided to improve bicyclists commuter experience.

Dickinson College Students Fund Local Transit

The college's Student Senate is committing $47,000 over a three-year period in partnership with the local transit authority to enable college members to ride for free, develop additional routes to key locations, and offer student internships.

U California Riverside to Build Bike Lanes

The upcoming double bike lanes aim to reduce bicycling accidents and alleviate traffic caused by bicyclists by ensuring that students are cycling with the flow of traffic and riding in their respective lanes.

U Wisconsin Platteville Offers Bike Repair Station

To enable biking as a more convenient form of transportation on campus, university employees recently installed a self-service bicycle repair station that includes a hand-operated air pump, hand tools and a rack to hold the bike during repairs.

California Polytechnic State U Bolsters Bike Safety

(U.S.): In an effort to promote biking and create a safer environment for bicyclists and non-motorists, the university recently completed a new bike path that connects the endpoint of an existing city path to the heart of campus.

Arkansas State U Promotes New Bike and Pedestrian Plan

The new plan encourages bike use on campus through marking existing roads, creating multi-use paths and the creation of the first bike lane on campus.

Chicago Area Schools Organize 'Bike2Campus' Week

Organized by the Chicago Network of Sustainability in Higher Education, ten colleges and universities recently participated in the inaugural event, which is a five-day alternative transit challenge http://www.bike2campus.com/ to get students on their bicycles and encourages students to reduce emissions, practice healthy lifestyles, and learn about bike-safety issues. The ten schools include Loyola University at Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago, Columbia College at Chicago, University of Chicago, University of Illinois-Chicago, Roosevelt University, Dominican University, Northwestern University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the School of the Art Institute Chicago.

U Georgia Installs Electric Vehicle Chargers

Installed due to campus community interest, the new EV charging stations are able to fully power a vehicle in two hours and are currently free to parking deck users, although beginning in the fall, a fee will be assessed.

Minnesota State U Moorhead Adds Bike Repair Station

Helping to reduce the university's overall carbon footprint, the fix it station, replete with tools, air pump and QR code tip manual, was a student-driven project partially paid for by the green fee fund.

Texas A&M U Solicits Student Feedback on Transportation

In light of the projected growth of campus, the university's Transportation Services hopes to improve bicycle-pedestrian infrastructure in the fall by offering forums for stakeholders to voice concerns about the current biking situation.

U Oregon Offers Mobile Bike Repair Station

To provide help when and where it's needed, the mobile repair trike features a worktable pegboard of tools, and collapsible bike stands. The Student Sustainability Fund (SSF) granted the UO Bike Program $3,700 to build the bicycle.

U Alaska Anchorage to Implement Bike-Share Program

(U.S.): Using a university identification card, students, staff and faculty will be able to check out a bike through the campus library circulation desk, which can be used for an hour, a day or up to a month, for free. The bikes come with fenders, lights, a back rack and a front basket, and require monthly safety checks.

SUNY Oswego Implements Bike-Share Program

The new program provides refurbished bicycles to students up to a semester at a time to encourage fitness and cost savings while helping cut down on car trips.

U Georgia Installs Bike Repair Stations

In an effort to support the use of bikes as transportation on campus, the new repair stops contain a tire pump, basic tools and helpful instructions.

U Louisville Offers Car Sharing Service to Public

In an effort to increase awareness of the university's car sharing program, it recently offered the service to the local community hoping to transition students and community members away from car use and toward publicly-owned transportation alternatives.

Utah State U Hires Bicycle Education Coordinator

(U.S.): The university's new position, held by Wayne Elder, a member of the League of American Bicyclists, will encourage more bicycle use on and off campus and promote bicycle safety through education.

California State U San Bernardino Installs 6 EV Charging Stations

Funded through a partnership with the California Energy Commission, each electric vehicle station costs $1 per hour, with a four-hour maximum per charge, however there is an incentive program for staff members to charge for free.

U Hawai'i Manoa to Implement Bike Sharing

Five or six bike-sharing stations will be brought to campus by the end of 2015 due to a Honolulu-commissioned transportation study.

U Kentucky to Launch Car-Free Residential Campaign

During the 2014-2015 academic year, the bicycle library, providing free bicycle sharing and repair, will nearly double its capacity by launching a program aimed at encouraging students who live in residence halls to leave their motor vehicles behind.

U Maryland Intern Begins Campaign to Grow Female Bike Ridership

After data from a recent survey revealed 23 percent of riders were female predominately due to safety concerns, an outreach intern for bikeUMD is organizing women-specific events including a bike trip and yoga lesson called BikeYo.

Pomona College Offers Bicycle Repair Station

An action that supports and encourages emission-free transportation, the recently installed repair station offers the campus bicycling community the chance to hang their bike while using one of the attached tools for maintenance or repair.

U Massachusetts Amherst Installs Electric Vehicle Charger

Through a partnership with Nissan USA, the unit allows for an 80 percent charge in 30 minutes making the average charge time 12 minutes. This initiative is part of the university's 2050 carbon neutrality goal.

SUNY Fredonia Launches Carpool Program

(United States): Designed to assist students, faculty, and staff to find partners to car pool with, the carpool program can be used for daily or one-time occurrences.

SUNY Institute of Technology Offers EV Charging Station

(United States): Part of a state-wide public-private partnership aimed at improving environmental sustainability, increasing access to cleaner modes of transportation, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the new electric vehicle charging station is free and open to the public.

UC Santa Cruz Installs EV Charging Stations

(United States): Partly funded by a third party, four electric vehicle chargers are now available to all campus members for a fee of $1 per hour.

Georgetown U Students Receive Free Bikes

The new initiative called the FreeBike Project allows students to pay a refundable fee to receive a new bicycle that has outside company advertisements on it.

U Maryland Boosts Safety for Cyclists

The university's Department of Transportation Services recently finished painting white chevron-shaped signs on roadways around campus to signal to motorists aware of cyclists on the road, provide a safer commute, and indicate the smoothest roads for cyclists.

Bridgewater College Students to Use EV for Recycling Program

After a recent $2,500 grant from Enterprise Rent-A-Car's philanthropic arm, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the college will soon have access to an electric-powered utility vehicle for its student-operated recycling program.

U Reading Wins Engage Award from Public Sector Travel

(U.K.): Winning the accolade of Sustainability Program of the Year, the honor is on behalf of its car sharing initiative, giving the campus community round-the-clock access to low emission vehicles at a cost-effective price, which helps to reduce the university's carbon footprint.

Bowdoin College Adds Electric Vehicle to Fleet

Funded partially by a grant from a local utility, campus members now have the option to drive a plug-in hybrid electric Chevrolet Volt.

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.