In an effort to meet the needs of an expanding campus and a growing campus community of commuters, the Webster University Sustainability Coalition is designing a campus bike share program. The bike share program would allow students, faculty and staff to access bicycles for rent to be used on the college grounds and throughout the Webster Groves area. This program will be available for little to no cost to our users.
Bike share programs have gained popularity nationwide, and have been shown to promote not only positive environmental impacts, but social impacts. An option to bike is friendlier to the environment, kinder to campus appeal and promotes a greater sense of community over a shared resource. Bike transportation is proven to be both a more efficient and more enjoyable way to travel campus. An additional means of transportation for the university community to interact with the local Webster Groves city, while displaying a dedication to environmentalism and modernity.
While few individuals tend to make the switch from car to bike for their everyday commutes, many show interest at the chance to utilize a bicycle to venture across the university campus or out among the local community assets.