Monday, April 23 2012 @ 06:49 PM EDT
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Towson University students know how to save every penny while preserving the precious resources of the planet. As part of Earth Month, which derived from Earth Day, April 22, the Department of Student Affairs began the Bike Rental Pilot Program on Friday, March 30.
The program allows students to sign up for free bike rental with the objective of promoting a more affordable, healthier, and more efficient mode of transportation around the Towson campus. With gas prices hovering at around $4.00 per gallon, this idea seemed like the perfect way to combine the community activities coordinated around saving natural resources with budgeting expenses.
With 25 bikes available on a first come first serve basis, all of the two-wheelers were rented out within minutes of the noon kick-off. This was an obvious solution for those tired of waiting for gas-guzzling shuttle buses; paying for limited parking and wasting petrol looking for a coveted empty spot on the crowded campus; and a more efficient way to navigate from class to class with regards to being on time for class.
Continue reading: http://www.examiner.com/article/towson-university-s-bike-rental-program-off-to-a-fast-start