Summer 2011 |
MCC's new Green Bike Program aims to get more students and staff pedaling around
the Fort Omaha Campus as a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly way to get
Students and staff at MCC's Fort Omaha Campus will have free access to seven bright
green bikes to ride among campus buildings. Twenty-four new bike racks were installed
on campus, and eight sharrows were painted on campus roads.
These bikes will make it easier and quicker for students to get between classes
without parking woes," said Daniel Lawse, MCC Coordinator of Sustainable Practices. "By
installing bike racks and sharrows and by launching this free program, we're showing
our commitment to being a bike-friendly campus."
The green bikes will be available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis
to get around the Fort Omaha Campus only. Riders can visit
www.mccneb.edu/green/greenbikes.asp to access the bikes' lock
combination. Bicycle helmets are available for check out at no cost to participants in
the Green Bike Program.
The Green Bike program is made possible through a partnership among MCC, Live Well
Omaha, the Community Bike Shop and Green Street Cycles. The bikes were painted by
students in MCC's Auto Collision Technology Program.