Feb. 1, 2011
On the campus of the University of Arizona, “sustainability” isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s a commitment. From academics to facilities management, every department looks for innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the 380-acre campus.The UA Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is behind two new initiatives to reduce carbon emissions by getting cars off the road. They started the Bike Share program, which lends bikes to students, faculty and staff.“The bikes are available at five different locations around campus, and it’s completely free to borrow one,” says PTS marketing manager Bill Davidson. “They come with baskets and locks, and they’re tuned up every day, so riders can just hop on and go.” PTS even provides a map of bike paths on campus.