University of Texas Orange Bike Project

From Green Policy
Jump to: navigation, search

Type: Program

Status: Ongoing

Source File:


Orange Bike Project: Lending bikes to students — for free!

Who we are
We are a subcommittee of the Campus Environmental Center at the University of Texas that provides students with more sustainable choices for transportation. We have volunteers, enthusiasm and access to used bikes, tools, and a space in which to work. Through our program, students are able to “check out” a bike just as if they were checking out a library book and keep the bike for the entire semester. This allows many students to make their bike their primary mode of transportation.

Why this matters
Providing bikes to students benefits both students and society. A student who checks out a bike has cheap transportation and is able to lead an active lifestyle, promoting good health throughout life. Society benefits by having fewer cars on the road — a huge problem in Austin — and fewer pollutants in the air.

College is an important time for students to become interested in cycling. During college, students acquire behaviors and attitudes that they retain for the rest of their lives. Showing them how transportation can be fun, healthy and sustainable will have positive long term impacts.

Personal tools

Log in / Create Account
About Our Network
Daily Green Stories
GreenPolicy360 Updates
Green Graphics
GreenPolicy Social Media
Going Green
New Visions of Security
Strategic Demands
Countries & Maps
GrnPolicy Reviews
Online Legis Info (U.S.)
Wiki Ballotpedia (U.S.)
Wiki Politics (U.S.)
Wikimedia Platform
Green News/Dailies
Green News Services (En)
Green Zines (En)
Green Lists @Wikipedia
Climate Action Headlines
Climate Litigation Databases
Climate Agreement / INDCs
Climate Misinformation
Wikipedia on Climate
GrnNews Reddit Daily
Fact-Checking News Sites
GreenPolicy360 & Science
Identify Nature's Creatures
Climate Change - NASA