STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that have a bicycle-sharing program or participates in a local bicycle-sharing program.
  • Environmental Benefits: Zero-emission vehicles such as bicycles help to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, plus it’s a healthy alternative form of transportation.
  • Scoring: Institutions earn 0.25 points for meeting the criteria outlined above.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Bicycle Sharing:

CI does not have a bicycle sharing program in place at the moment.

What is a Bicycle Sharing Program?

Bicycle SharingA number of bicycles are made available for shared use by individuals who do not own a bicycle. Bicycle sharing systems can be divided into two general categories: Community Bike programs organized mostly by local community groups or non-profit organizations; and Smart Bike programs implemented by municipalities or through public-private partnerships.

The central concept of many of the systems is free or affordable access to bicycles for city transport to reduce the use of automobiles for short trips inside the city thereby diminishing traffic congestion, noise and air-pollution.

Information Received From:

Deanne Ellison: Manager, Events and Customer Service

Learn More:

http://www.altabicycleshare.com/
http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=50814