Parking and Transportation Rolls Out Bike Rental Program

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Coming on the heels — and wheels — of National Bike Month, Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is rolling out a new bike rental program for students, called BuzzBike.

Beginning Monday, June 2, students may apply to rent a bike for a semester at a time.

"We have students on campus who would love to get to class, run errands, and visit friends in a way that's quick, convenient, and low cost, and biking fits the bill perfectly,” said Lance Lunsway, senior director of PTS. “With the infrastructure improvements we’ve made over the past few years, along with our participation in the forthcoming Campus Bicycle Master Plan, we see a need for more options for biking on campus."

Students can apply online to rent one of 25 bikes on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants will be notified via email if selected and placed on a wait list if not.

Renters are required to have helmets and bike locks. They may use their own or purchase them through BuzzBike. A signed waiver is also required to participate, and riders are expected to follow all traffic laws while using the bikes — they’ll receive a copy of the Georgia Bike Sense guide with their rental.

PTS has worked with the campus Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee in recent years to add bike racks, sharrows and other infrastructure to make the campus more bike-friendly, helping Tech earn the designation of a Silver level Bicycle Friendly University from the League of American Cyclists.

“We’ve definitely noticed increased interest in biking both in the Georgia Tech community and throughout the city, and we're excited to offer this program to our students,” Lunsway said.

The cost of rental is $35 for spring or fall semesters and $20 for summer, with a $50 deposit to be refunded upon the bike’s return at the end of each semester. Renters are responsible for maintenance beyond basic wear and tear. Application and more information are available online. 



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  • Created By:Kristen Bailey
  • Created:05/22/2014
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