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MCC Launches Green Bike Program as Free Student Service

Summer 2011 | Archives

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 around.

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.

Green bike riders 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.

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