Hello all, This past week was very busy. We had a lot of people come in and either volunteer to fix their bikes. The shop grossed $70. I got a lot done with cleaning the space out. We had far too many bikes donated that were directed to this s
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Bike Sharing (In Progress)
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.
The University conducted a feasibility study in 2011 and 2012 (attached below) to assess whether the campus could truly sustain a bicycle sharing program. That study recommended the Campus Bike Plan be implemented first, in order to improve the conditions of bicycle infrastructure across campus, before a public bike sharing system be considered. In Fall 2013, it was decided that there have been improvements made on the bicycle network so bike sharing was reopened for discussion. A graduate student was hired to work with departments in trying to implement a bike share within the University, while creating discussion within the local community about a community wide system.
In addition, the study also suggests a few interim programs to serve known needs of providing bicycles to University employees for work-related trips on an hourly basis, and providing bikes to visitors, conferences and classes for daily rentals for group tours, etc. The University is working to develop both of these programs now, and will continue to explore options for making communal bicycles available to students and potentially to the general public.