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Bike Sharing, now on Campus

Thought this was the best way to get around school?

Looks like college campuses across the US have adopted bike sharing programs.

Check out this article in USA today.

Bike-sharing programs spin across U.S. campuses
By Didi Tang, USA TODAY

Photo caption: Jason Dallam, left, adjusts a bike Blake Bodendorfer checked out for the semester from Drury University on Aug. 30.
Photo by: Bob Linder, Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader

Drury University junior Garret Shelenhamer ditched his car and gets to his classes and volunteer commitments using a shiny, new bike provided by the school.

Shelenhamer, 20, is one of a number of students across the USA taking advantage of free or low-cost bike sharing programs, which have become increasingly popular. Drury students agreed to pay a $20-a-year sustainability fee, which funds the bike program. The Springfield, Mo., school purchased 40 new bikes for use by students in time for the fall semester.

“It’s helped me so much,” Shelenhamer said. “It’s been fun.”

Nearly 90 American universities, from New York University to the University of Alaska-Anchorage, offer some form of campus bike program, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Read the article here.

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