The University strives to provide and promote alternative forms of transportation to and from campus to reduce single-occupancy vehicles. The requested funds were used to fund improved bicycling infrastructure, expand the Pedal Perks bicycling incentive and engagement program and to increase and standardize offerings of bike clinics.
The Office of Sustainability partners with the Parking & Transportation Office and the SOLE Center to provide infrastructure, maintenance, education, and safety needs for our campus community. Because of this partnership, the grant funding encompasses a variety of programming needs. Since the funding was awarded Fall 2017, but the kickoff meeting wasn’t scheduled until late Spring 2018, we had a delayed start on purchasing and planning. This late start did allow the Office of Sustainability to bring-on an intern who volunteered 131 hours of her time between Spring and Summer 2018. She helped us host all the educational events and increased participation numbers through sign-ups with students. Over the course of the grant funding, we installed 30 new bikes racks, hosted 12 bike-specific events (including two Colorado Bicycle Friendly Driver Trainings), and increased participation in the Pedal Perks bike incentive program.