New Bicycle Racks to Help Celebrate Earth Day

April 10, 2013

OGDEN, Utah – In advance of Earth Day, Weber State University will hold a Spring Bicycle Festival April 17 at noon on the plaza between the Shepherd Union and Elizabeth Hall. The festival will celebrate the addition on campus of 24 bicycle racks, three bike fix-it stations and 10 new water bottle refill fountains. 

“The focus of the event will be on alternative means of transportation,” said Jennifer Bodine, sustainability specialist in the Energy and Sustainability Office. “Commuting emissions are, by far, WSU’s largest source of emissions.” 

The event will include a clinic about bicycle maintenance by Josh Jones from the Ogden Bicycle Collective and a presentation about bicycle safety and injury prevention from Intermountain Healthcare. The Utah Transit Authority also will discuss the possibility of a fast bus between Frontrunner and the Ogden campus beginning fall semester 2013, which will significantly reduce commute time to and from campus. The festival will also include music, food and prizes. 

“The Spring Bicycle Festival is a good thing for WSU because it is an event to let students know of the new bicycle resources available to them,” said Hannah Rice, an intern in the sustainability office. “We want to encourage students to commute by bicycle and use alternative modes of transportation more frequently.”

The projects were funded in part by student fees through the Student Sustainability Fund. 
For more information about sustainability at Weber State University, visit weber.edu/sustainability. Visit weber.edu/wsutoday for more news about Weber State University.
Contact:
Jennifer Bodine, sustainability specialist Energy and Sustainability Office 
801-626-6421• jenniferbodine@weber.edu

Hannah Rice, sustainability intern Energy and Sustainability Office 
801-540-5328 • hannahrice@weber.edu
Author:
Kelsy Peterson, University Communications
801-626-7295 • kelsypeterson@weber.edu

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