Free bicycle program popular at UK – WTVQ

Big Blue Cycles

The University of Kentucky‘s Office of Sustainability has an innovative program that gives 160 lucky students that commit to not bringing a car to campus, a bicycle to use for the year. The bicycles are, according to the website,

commuter-style, 8-speeds equipped with fenders, a lock, a helmet and a bell.

How cool is that? In addition to the BBC program, UK also has the WWBL. I promise, no more acronyms. WWBL stands for Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library, and it happens to be what it sounds like. It is an on-campus bicycle shop where students can “check out” a bicycle or tandem for up to a week. They also hold bicycle maintenance workshops to show students how to repair their own bicycles.

It’s great to see initiatives like this on college campuses. Way to go Big Blue!

Free bicycle program popular at UK – WTVQ.

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