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  • Four Schools Targeting Better Transportation: Biking, Walking, Carpool, and Transit
  • Jon McBride

Four Schools Targeting Better Transportation: Biking, Walking, Carpool, and Transit

Four Schools Targeting Better Transportation: Biking, Walking, Carpool, and Transit

At BreakShuttle, we love transit. And, of course, "shared mobility," which is what we do - getting students to home and back from campus on our motor coaches. 

Fast Company published a great article calling out four universities for their positive efforts in improving transportation on their campuses. The article - and the universities efforts - needs all the attention it can get. 

Here's a brief rundown of these transportation successes: 

1. University of Madison - Wisconsin: Using Bikeshare to Increase Bicycle Options

In 2006, only 14% of UW-Madison students biked to class. Eight years later, due to the city's B-cycle bikeshare program, that percentage rose to 22%. 

2. University of Colorado - Boulder: Encouraging Pedestrian

Walking is something humans do naturally, But the way our transportation systems have evolved in the 20th century, with a focus on helping vehicles navigate roads, has dissuaded pedestrians. CU-Boulder has invested in a series of underpasses that let pedestrians cross high-traffic roadways safely. Bravo!

3. University of California - Davis: More Carpooling

UC Davis students love to bike. Around 40% of them use bicycles to get to class. But the university has taken up a number of initiatives to encourage more students to carpool, including revising parking rules and handing out vouchers. 

4. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill: Incentivizing Transit 

UNC Chapel Hill has experienced major growth in both student population and geographic footprint. That development concerned administration officials, who feared car congestion. One solution: arranging for free transit use with Chapel Hill Transit. 

 Want more details? Here's the Fast Company link: 

4 College Campuses That Can Teach Cities How To Do Transit Better
  • Jon McBride