USA Today Covers Biking and Walking Programs at universities

NWF   |   August 11, 2008

2005_eckerd_college_1Bikes on campus are nothing new, particularly to cash-strapped students. But when a university invests in bike rental programs, increased riding and parking infrastructure, and the physical and environmental health of its campus, it’s much bigger news.

USA Today’s profile covers several colleges, including Ripon College in Wisconsin, Auburn University in Alabama, and SUNY-Albany, that are launching programs designed to get students and staff out of their cars. Projects include bike-loans, bike maintenance shops on campus, biking and walking paths, and freshman pledges to leave the car behind in exchange for a free bike from the university.

Image credit: Eckerd College