Texas State U Creates Bike-Sharing Program

Abandoned and unclaimed bikes on campus get a second life through the recently launched bike-sharing program that allows the campus community to experience cycling without the cost.

California State U East Bay Commences Bike Rental Service

(U.S.): The new hourly bicycle rental service through the third party Zagster has 10 bikes at two locations to provide a convenient and affordable form of transportation for students.

Indiana U Northwest Introduces EV Charging Stations

(U.S.): The two new electric vehicle charging units will accommodate four vehicles in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from commuting.

SUNY New Paltz Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

(U.S.): As part of the university's overall campus sustainability plan, the six new stations were installed to prepare for an increase of electric vehicles on campus.

U Cincinnati Opens Bike Workstation

(U.S.): The university's new Bike Kitchen gives students a place to come learn how to work on their own bikes for free, and offers bikes for free rental for three days at a time.

USA Today: Campus Bike Reuse Programs

(U.S.): The recently released article points out some universities and colleges that are collecting unwanted bikes, repairing them to working order, and lending them to students who might not otherwise be able to afford a bicycle.

Lehigh U Adopts Ride Sharing Platform

The university's new contract with Zimride allows the campus community to set up carpools with others at the university, saving money from fuel purchases and in some instances, campus parking permits.

U North Carolina Charlotte Receives $64K Electric Vehicle Funding

One Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project grant for $12,000 enabled the university to purchase a vehicle battery monitoring system that checks, measures and calculates certain battery parameters to determine the health of the battery in order to save money on battery purchases. A second grant for $52,000 will fund the purchase of 20 on-campus charging stations for electric vehicles. Electric vehicle owners will be able to charge for free during the two-year grant period.

Millersville U Expands Bikeability

Spurred by the support of the president, a biking enthusiast, the university now has additional bike racks and two new bike repair stations, and has plans to install bike lockers in new resident halls.

Southern Oregon U Partners to Reduce Student Mileage

Part of a statewide "Drive Less. Save More." campaign, the university is working with the Oregon Department of Transportation and a district authority to reduce the number of miles driven by university students by providing information to students about the benefits of traveling by foot, bike, skateboard, bus and shared car. The program's goals are to to reduce traffic, increase parking availability on campus, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Indiana U Purdue U Indianapolis Offers New Transportation Option

(U.S.): The recently launched Campus Commute shuttle system gives faculty, staff, students and administrators the option to ride mass transit between the university's Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses.

North Central College Bolsters Electric Vehicle Use

(U.S.): By joining the U.S. Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge, the university pledges to develop a plan to maintain and promote electric charging stations on campus. The university owns two all-electric, zero-emission fleet vehicles and two electric charging stations.

U Indonesia to Prohibit Vehicles on Campus

(Indonesia): In an effort to reduce emissions from vehicles on campus, the university recently announced plans to build three 3,000-vehicle parking structures on the outskirts of its campus where students and faculty will be required to park and ride the bus or bicycle to campus.

Utah State U Administers Ridesharing Program

(U.S.): In an effort to reduce single-occupant vehicle use, the university recently initiated the ridesharing service Zimride hoping to make carpooling easier for students, faculty and staff.

Western Washington U to Test Electric Vehicles on Campus

Due to the large number of vehicles used on campus, in January 2015, university Facilities Management employees will try out several kinds of electric vehicles to determine how they can be used to reduce carbon emissions.

Seattle U Adds Six Electric Vehicles to Shuttle Fleet

(U.S.): Two hybrid Ford Escapes were replaced by six Nissan Leafs saving the university $110 per month in addition to maintenance and gas savings. The university negotiated three charging stations for free.

Northwestern U to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In an effort to encourage the campus community to make more sustainable transportation decisions and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the university is installing four charging stations to be used for free by commuters and visitors that drive electric vehicles (EVs).

Villanova U Introduces Bike-Share Program

Created by the university's President's Environmental Sustainability Committee, the new 30-bike program is designed for students who need to travel off-campus and do not have an alternative transportation option. In addition to free bike use, students are provided with a lock, winter storage and free maintenance.

Bridgewater College Incorporates Solar Powered Pedal Car

(U.S.): A cost of $6,000 and load capacity of 150 pounds, the ELF (Electric, Light, Fun) vehicle, gifted by alumni, is now used by students as part of the campus' student-operated recycling program. The vehicle requires solar, a corresponding range of 15 miles, and/or human power to operate.

Georgia State U Hosts Bike Conference with City

(U.S.): The inaugural bike conference forged discussions, interactive roundtables and new partnerships between the city and the university that will amplify the university's efforts to create a new bicycle plan proposal.

U Illinois Proposes Bike Fee

(U.S.): A recent referendum proposed a $1 student-initiated bike fee that would be slated for creating better bike infrastructure, safety courses and education.

Northwestern U Partners to Bring Bike Sharing to Campus

After discussing the idea of bike sharing for two years, the university's Office of Sustainability is partnering with Divvy, Chicago’s bike-sharing system, to offer discounts to members of the university community in early 2015.

33 Schools Claim Bicycle Friendly University Status

On Campus Sustainability Day the League of American Bicyclists recognized 26 new and seven renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFU) from 20 states. The BFU program is a tool for universities to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people.

Colorado State U Plans Bicycle Friendly Campus

(U.S.): In conjunction with the City of Fort Collins, the university will complete a plan in November that expands current trails, creates new ones, and installs a permanent closure making a bike and pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare.

Colorado Mountain College Installs EV Charing Station

The college recently installed charging stations at five of their campus locations in an effort to reduce fossil fuel emissions, encourage eco-friendly transportation and move toward carbon neutral campuses with the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

U North Carolina Greensboro Introduces Electric Motorcycles

The university recently purchased two electric, no emission, motorcycles for campus police use that cost $.96 to fully charge. Motorcycles can travel 132 miles on a single charge and boost campus sustainability efforts.

Sacramento State U Encourages Alternative Transportation

The university recently added bike lanes and a parking section for bikes and skateboards to encourage clean energy transportation options for students.

Antioch U New England Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station

New charging stations for electric vehicles were recently installed for the campus community and public’s use in an effort to reach carbon neutrality by 2020.

California Polytechnic State U to Install EV Charging Stations

(U.S.): Thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission, 12 new electric vehicle charging stations will be installed at the university to promote sustainability on campus.

North Carolina U Pembroke to Install Two EV Charging Stations

(U.S.): After the recent signing of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, the university prepares to unveil two new electric vehicle charging stations alongside a solar photovoltaic system to offset energy consumption, which will put the university closer to its 2050 carbon neutrality commitment.

U Leicester Introduces Electric Vehicles

(U.K.): In an effort to promote electric vehicle use and boost research, EV charging stations are being installed across campus and university scientists are modifying EVs with sensors to capture air pollution related to urban air quality.

West Carolina U Recognized for Sustainability

(U.S.): University students received top placement for the presentation of their capstone projects at a state conference. One concept involved finding sustainable solutions for commuter students while the other was a computer science undertaking to develop apps to track the local mass transit shuttles in order to increase ridership.

Coastal Carolina U Launches Transportation Program

Aiding the campus' efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle and create a cleaner environment, Teal Transportation brings together biking, car sharing, ridesharing and the campus shuttle in one convenient program, which was promoted at orientation events.

U Virginia to Begin Bike Sharing Program

(U.S.): Later this summer, the university will unveil a fleet of 120 rentable bicycles in an effort to give the community a midday alternative transportation option.

Colgate U Unveils EV Charging Station

The new electric vehicle charging station intends to make sustainable transportation a more viable option for the campus community and contribute to the university's quest to attain carbon neutrality by its bicentennial in 2019.

Illinois Community Colleges Promote Electric Vehicles

In a show to demonstrate how community colleges have helped strengthen the state's electric vehicle infrastructure, the Illinois Green Economy Network, a consortium of all 39 Illinois community college districts, is planning a three-day road trip to 11 community colleges that have EV charging stations.

Northern Arizona U Rolls into Car Sharing

In hopes of reducing traffic-related congestion, students, faculty and staff will be able to check-out an Enterprise car beginning in the fall semester.

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.