Tuesday, May 14 2013 @ 01:49 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
The Department of Transportation Services is offering select UMD students the opportunity to exchange their current parking registration and forgo their eligibility for a 2013-2014 commuter parking permit for a Fuji bicycle (pictured below) and safety accessories (U-lock and helmet). Students interested in participating in this exchange must take a 30 minute course on bicycle commuting to receive the bicycle.
Why should you do this?
UMD is actively working to meet sustainability goals of carbon neutrality, and this is a great chance to do your part. In addition to helping the environment, you'll save money on a parking permit, receive a free bicycle, and get more exercise.
Who is eligible?
Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior standing students with active commuter license plate registration and who are registered for the 2013/2014 school year.
What if I find that I need to register for parking next year even though I wasn't planning to?
Students who participate in this exchange are not eligible to register for parking in the upcoming school year. Students who signed up for the exchange and change their minds after receiving the bicycle may register for parking, however the following conditions apply:
1. You must return the bicycle to DOTS.
2. Your parking registration will include the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) fee in addition to the normal commuter rate.
Is this real?
YES! Students will receive a Fuji hybrid bicycle to keep forever. DOTS and bikeUMD are happy to support you as a cyclist however possible, but maintenance and storage of your bicycle will be up to you. The Campus Bike Shop offers free service to UMD students.
ACT NOW: This new program is limited to 20 participants.
Any other questions? Contact Michael Levengood, DOTS bikeUMD bicycle coordinator for more information. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Assistant Director - Marketing, PR and TDM
University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services
Regents Drive Garage, Bldg 202
College Park, Maryland 20742