Written by Conservation Geography students, this $20,000 grant proposal would fund the purchase of 666 annual Nice Ride subscriptions – 250 would be distributed to incoming freshmen, the rest to other members of the UST community. Nice Ride has agreed to discount these subscriptions and provide data on how members of the UST community use their bike share system. Geography students will analyze usage data to track trends in campus bike use, estimate the total number of miles pedaled, and estimate carbon reductions resulting from decreased car use. Students have already started an advertising campaign to promote the Nice Ride system as a means of promoting urban sustainability, strengthening community, improving health and increasing student access to local businesses and recreational opportunities.
The project has three main goals:
Click here to view poster presented by students at the Healthy Minnesota: Communities in Action Conference, Friday, September 28, 2012, Ramada Mall of America.