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!