• Bicycle HUB,  Parking and Shuttle Services,  Transportation

    Flagstaff’s New Bike Share

    Northern Arizona University in conjunction with the City of Flagstaff, Arizona launched a new bicycle share program. The city saw a need for a bike program as vehicles produce the majority of greenhouse gas emissions in Flagstaff. By creating a bike share program, car traffic and pollution could significantly be reduced. City officials placed 300 bikes around the city and on the college campus. The six-month bike share program launched last month through a company called Spin. The city did not pay for the program or any problems with the bikes. Instead, Spin allows cities to test the bike share program for free and even pays for any accidents, malfunctions,…

  • Food,  New and Announcements,  Transportation

    Spring Break Ride for School Gardens

    Sam Hagler and Tim McKinley—two Graduate students in the Sustainable Communities program—have decided to throw the traditional spring break to the wind and participate in a worthy cause instead. According to their facebook page their mission is to: bicycle 250 miles in Northern California, to raise awareness for the importance of school gardens as supplementary educational tools. With your help, we hope to raise $5,000 to support the schools’ independent gardening programs. The money they raise will be used to fund school garden projects in the Flagstaff area in coordination with the Foodlink and School Gardens Aciton Research Teams (ARTs) on campus. Currently, they have raised $375 of their $5,000…

  • Transportation

    Take advantage of the Yellow Bikes at NAU!

    NAU Yellow Bike Program Northern Arizona University’s Yellow Bike Program (YBP) has undergone some changes this year. It is still a free community bike program but now with a more secure and reliable checkout system in place. To check out a yellow bike, visit the Du Bois Center, the University Union, or the new Health & Learning Center to fill out a liability waiver, and present your NAU ID. You will be provided a bike, a lock, and key, and a helmet (upon request). Hours are 7:30 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday. Bikes (including lock, key, and helmet) must be returned within seven days. If there is not a…

  • Transportation

    Join the Environmental Caucus Transportation Action Team!

    Do you have an interest in transportation issues at NAU? Come to this week’s Transportation Action Team Meeting! The Transportation Action Team (TransAT) focuses on evaluating, supporting, promoting and improving sustainable transportation alternatives at NAU. The group’s cross-campus discussions bring more awareness to the initiatives and ideas that can provide direction for the campus goal of carbon neutrality by 2020. This includes making connections across the Campus Master Plan, the NAU Strategic Plan and the Climate Action Plan. All interested individuals and groups are welcome to participate. Please contact Kristen Bullard for more information! The following are upcoming Transportation Action Team meetings for 2012: Jan 20 (ARD Large Pod) Feb 3…