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Bike Sharing (Ongoing)
The University has been approached many times by students and others about the possibility of implementing a bike sharing program, and the 2010 iCAP included a goal to create a bike sharing program by 2012.
- Encourage Bicycle Use
Bike sharing is a system for sharing bicycles on a short-term basis. On the Urbana campus bike sharing includes both hourly and semester-long rentals, departmentally-owned bikes for employees, and bicycles available to specific student groups.
The effort to bring bike sharing to campus began in 2007 with the Multi-Modal Transportation Study, and the creation of a Transportation Demand Management Coordinator position at Facilities & Services. Since that time, several options have been explored, piloted, and institutionalized. The latest option is expected to be available in Fall 2018, through Dockless Bike Sharing.