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.

U South Florida St. Petersburg Introduces Car Sharing Program

The university has partnered with WeCar by Enterprise to offer a car sharing service for students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Santa Monica College Opens Bike Parking Lot

The college has opened a $600,000 bike parking lot that holds up to 400 bicycles. The three-quarter acre parking lot also provides secure skateboard parking and DIY fix-it stations.

Sarah Lawrence College Introduces Car Sharing Program

The college has partnered with Zipcar to offer a car sharing service for students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Students now have the opportunity to participate in the Students With Drive grant program, which provides students with free Zipcar membership and driving credits to support campus student organizations.

U North Carolina Earns ‘Best Workplaces for Commuters’ Honor

The university has been named “Best Workplaces for Commuters” by the National Center for Transit Research for its commitment to innovative sustainable transportation. Alternative transportation initiatives include on-campus car and bicycle sharing services and fare-free public transportation have led to an 8 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from commuter vehicles since 2008.

U Arizona Creates Bicycling and Pedestrian Committee

Following the recommendations of a Parking and Transportation Services study, the university has created the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee to improve the bicycle and pedestrian conditions for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

DePaul U Introduces Car Sharing Program

(U.S.): 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 five vehicles on campus.

Fayetteville State U Go Green Initiative Rewards Vehicle Owners

(U.S.): The university has created a program to reward owners of low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles. Commuter students and employees who own a vehicle that falls into those categories will be allowed to park in specially marked spaces near the front entrance of certain buildings on campus.

Harvard U Offers Benefits for Bicyclists

(U.S.): The CommuterChoice Program will offer bicyclists tax-free reimbursements for bike-related expenses, including purchase and repair, and will provide Emergency Ride Home services to faculty and staff commuters who do not travel by car.

Florida State U Installs Bike Repair Stations, Safety Lights

The university has installed free-to-use bike repair stations to provide users a variety of tools to fix their broken gears, collapsed chains, and low tires. “Bike boxes,” bright green squares containing a white bicycle logo, have also been installed at campus crosswalks to caution drivers of cyclists sharing the road.

North Central College Debuts First Electric Car Charging Station

The college has installed its first electric vehicle charging station. The station can simultaneously charge two electric vehicles and is free to use for students, faculty or staff. The sustainability coordinator will evaluate the project by collecting data about how often the station is being used and how much greenhouse gases have been reduced.

Triton College Installs Electric Car Charging Stations

The college has installed several new electric car charging stations. Charging rates for electric vehicles are one dollar an hour for students, faculty, and staff and two dollars an hour for the public. The stations were funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Prairie State College Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The college’s Sustainability Center has installed electric vehicle charging stations that will be available to the public free of charge.

Montana State U Promotes Sustainable Transportation

The university’s Campus Sustainability Advisory Council and Western Transportation Institute, along with the City of Bozeman, have announced a challenge to promote more sustainable transportation choices in the greater Bozeman area. The Drive Less-Save More Challenge is a friendly competition between businesses, institutions and government agencies that is intended to help reduce times when employees drive alone. The challenge runs from Jan. 10 through Feb. 10.

Luther College Rideshare Program Expands to Graceland U

(U.S.): The college has expanded its Rideshare program to include Graceland University. A user-friendly new computer program was developed by a computer science student and faculty member to connect drivers in the community with riders looking to carpool to class or work.

Virginia Tech Students Launch Alternative Transportation Project

(U.S.): The institute’s Design for America chapter has launched “The BurgFinder”, a project to make alternative forms of transportation easier for students to access and understand. The group is designing and installing signs that present information regarding biking and walking in a simple and informative format.

Washington U St. Louis Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station

(U.S.): The Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering has installed an electric-car charging station on campus. The university hopes the station will spur a campus trend toward more sustainable vehicles. The WeCar car sharing service has announced that it will soon have an electric car for student use. Implementation of the charging station was based on a sophomore chemical engineering student’s independent study project.

U Texas Arlington to Install Self-Service Bike Stop

The Office of Sustainability has announced plans to install a self-service bicycle repair station that will include a mobile application providing bicycle repair instructions.

U Vermont Hosts First Bike Summit

The university has held its first annual Bike Summit in an effort to raise awareness about bike visibility on campus. The participants of the summit discussed options such as more bike racks around campus, more bike lanes downtown and a shop on campus to help with bike repairs.

Georgia Tech Creates Bike Sustainability Map

The Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee, in partnership with Capital Planning and Space Management, has released the campus' first Bike Suitability Map. The map highlights trails based on level of difficulty and displays campus multi-use paths.

Bellevue College Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station

(U.S.): The college has installed a DC fast charger for electric vehicles on campus. The new charger utilizes direct current to provide an 80 percent charge in approximately 30 minutes. Four conventional chargers have also been installed at the college in recent months, and all five stations are available to the public for a fee.