May 9, 2016
Bicycle Voucher, Big Blue Cycle Applications Now Open
Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is currently accepting applications for the second round of its tremendously successful bike voucher program. Those who join this program by accepting a voucher for participating local bike shops ($400 total value) must return any current parking permits to PTS and sign a two-year car-free commitment, making them ineligible to purchase a new motor vehicle permit for two full calendar years.
Vouchers are awarded with the goal of removing motor vehicles from campus. To that end, priority will be given to students and employees who have had a vehicle parking permit for the past fiscal year (July 1 - June 30), but those new to the university will also be given consideration.
The application window will close on Thursday, June 30. For details, eligibility information and apply information, visit www.uky.edu/transportation/alternative-transportation_bicycle-voucher.
A similar program aimed at residential students, Big Blue Cycles, is also accepting applications at this time. Big Blue Cycles is a fleet of more than 150 bicycles available to students living in campus housing who sign a commitment not to bring a car to Lexington; the students chosen for the program are guaranteed the bicycle for the entire academic year.
The application window will close on Friday, July 22. For more details and to apply, visit www.uky.edu/sustainability/1617BBCapp.
Check Out a Bike for Summer via Wildcat Wheels
Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library is now offering bicycle check outs for the summer months. This service is free for members of the campus community.
Wildcat Wheels – located in the basement of Blazer Hall – provides free bicycle use and repair assistance to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Kentucky. This program is funded by Parking and Transportation Services and managed by the Office of Sustainability.
For more information on Wildcat Wheels and for the summer hours of operation, visit www.uky.edu/sustainability/wildcat-wheels.
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