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.

Yale U Introduces New Bike Share Program

(U.S.): The university has launched a six-month pilot with the bike-sharing company Zagster. The company has provided Yale with 50 bicycles and an online reservation system that is available to current students, faculty and staff. Zagster requires an online registration and a $20 annual membership fee — which will be fully reimbursed for registrants who subsequently complete a Bike Safety class offered by Yale Environmental Health and Safety.

Georgetown U Mobile App Allows Users to Track Buses

The university has debuted a new GPS-tracking feature for campus shuttles. NextGUTS maps the location of the next available Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) in real time, allowing anyone with a mobile device to access estimated times of arrival for the next available shuttles.

U Buffalo Debuts Bike Share Program

The university’s office of Sustainability has partnered with the office of Parking and Transportation Services, Buffalo BikeShare and a New York-based company to launch a beta test of a new bicycle-sharing program. BikeShare harnesses GPS technology, allowing users to track and rent a bicycle with the convenience of a mobile device or computer during the beta test phase. Bicycles can also be rented from the keypad interface on the bicycle.

Harvard U Police Department Converts to Hybrid and Electric Fleet

The university’s police departed has converted its entire fleet of marked patrol cars to hybrid and electric vehicles, in part to address growing concerns about climate change and public health. The move is expected to cut costs for the department by increasing the fleet’s fuel economy by a factor of 10. The fleet conversion was funded by a Harvard Green Revolving Fund interest-fee loan administered by the Office of Sustainability and Campus Services.

SUNY ESF Launches Bicycle Safety Committee

The university has formed a Bicycle Safety Committee to provide a focus on education and improved communication on best practices as well as increasing bike infrastructure on campus. Since its launch, the committee has coordinated the curb removal from campus pathways, obtained a bicycle accident report from the City of Syracuse Police Department and began collaborating with neighborhood groups and city officials about making cycling safer.

American U to Use More Biodiesel in Campus Shuttles

The university has switched to a 20 percent biodiesel blend for its campus shuttles.

Okanagan College Installs EV Charging Stations

The college has begun installing 10 electric vehicle charging stations at four of its campuses. The stations will be available to the public at the same rate as visitor parking fees. The chargers are part of a British Columbia Ministry of Environment’s initiative to have stations installed province-wide.

Moraine Valley CC Installs Electric Vehicle Chargers

(U.S.): Two electric vehicle charging stations are now open to the public at the cost of one dollar per hour. The station infrastructure was fully paid for through the EV Project, a U.S. Department of Energy funded program administered by ECOtality.

Bellevue College Adds Electric Car to Growing Car Sharing Program

The college has added an electric vehicle as part of its car sharing program.

Appalachian State U Students Lobby to Legalize Skateboards

The university’s Sustainability Council has begun a campaign to make skateboards legal in the town of Boone and on campus. A transportation study conducted last year showed that among the general population, a significant percentage of students had a strong, positive response toward legalizing this type of eco-friendly transportation.

Northeastern U Installs Bike Repair Station

The university has installed a self-service bike repair stand on campus. The Student Government Association’s Renewable Energy Initiatives Board purchased the stand with money from the Renewable Energy Fund.

Quinnipiac U Partners with CT Rides

The university’s Sustainability Committee has partnered with CT Rides, a program sponsored by CT Department of Transportation, to encourage students to use alternate forms of transportation. Students will have the opportunity to earn rewards and discounts from local restaurants and businesses by riding the shuttles.