Green Bikes Come to Carleton

15 November 2007

SOPE (Students Organized for the Protection of the Environment) announced this past week the start of a new transportation option for Carleton students. In addition to the existing Yellow Bikes program, which provides and maintains bicycles for free, on-campus use, the Green Bikes program will allow students to take the bikes off-campus. Each of the four bikes is equipped with a milk crate to help students ride downtown for groceries or other errands. The program is open to all students. To borrow a green bike, go to Campus Activities. You will be given keys and a lock and you will be expected to return the bike in a timely manner. The initiative is sponsored by SOPE with assistance from the Yellow Bikes Club and the Campus Activities Office, in hopes that students will choose to travel between campus and downtown Northfield by bicycle rather than by car. The program will also make going into town more convenient for students in general. (Thanks to Ray McGaughey)

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