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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-T2-26: Bicycle Sharing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the program, including an indication of its scope (e.g., the number of bicycles the program makes available, participation levels, etc.):

The Spartan Cycles Bike Share allows UNCG students, staff and faculty to check out refurbished bikes for personal use. Bikes are taken from the inventory of bikes left at the end of each semester by UNCG Police and are then cleaned, painted and repaired by a local non-profit, Biking In Greensboro (BIG). For a small fee, participants get not only usage of the bike, but also get a lock, helmet, and basic maintenance and repair with the check-out. In 2012, the fleet was expanded to 50 bicycles.

To ensure the bikes remain in good working condition, those checking bikes out for long terms are asked to return monthly for inspections. The day to day operation is housed in the Spartan Trader, a retail shop by students in the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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