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.

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.