UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BRINGING BIKE RENTAL PROGRAM TO CAMPUS

Bikes

The University of Alabama has teamed up with electric bike rental company Gotcha to station around 300 electric-assisted bikes around campus for student use.

The bikes will be locked and students can unlock the bikes for a small fee through an app on their phone. The new program is designed to provide students with a method to travel across campus. It will also give new students a way to determine their need to have a bike with them on campus.

“I always tell my parents in orientation that if your student wasn’t riding their bicycle they are probably not going to ride it that much here on campus as they think they are,” said Amy Haines, UA’s Associate Director of Transportation. “So give this a try and see how often they are riding the bicycles and if you feel like it’s more convenient to have a bike here on campus bring it back the spring semester.”

The University says they usually collect about 300 abandoned bikes after the spring semester each year. The administration believes that this program will cut that number down.

Categories: Alabama, Archives, Local News