For Wildcats, Two Wheels Are Better Than Four

When it comes to sustainability, the University of Arizona is cutting-edge. You can tell that by just walking around our campus. What do you see? Solar panels. Recycle and compost bins. Tanks for harvesting rainwater.

But these initiatives only scratch the surface.

One of the greenest ways to get across campus is with the Cat Wheels Bike Sharing Program. The free bike-sharing program launched in November 2009. Since then, Wildcats have been discovering it in droves. The program has enjoyed a steady increase in usage over the past few years.

The bikes are available to anyone who has a Cat Card and can be found in the Tyndall and Sixth Street parking garages. Check one out on that morning when you realize – whoops! – you really DID have class. Or just get one for the weekend and go for a ride with friends to enjoy the beautiful Tucson scenery.

The practice of bike sharing builds more than a greener, stronger community – it builds a bike friendly campus. Cat Wheels Bike Sharing Program is a fun way to take care of short commutes with minimal impact on the environment. What a way to paint the UA with red and blue – and green!