College Peddles Bike Program to Go Green

Wis. school offers freshmen free cycles for no-car pledge
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2008 8:47 PM CDT
Ripon's project is one of many programs at schools throughout Wisconsin designed to reduce the carbon footprint and parking demand by students, faculty or staff.   (Index Stock)
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(Newser) – Incoming freshmen are jumping on a Wisconsin college’s offer of a brand-new bike in return for leaving their cars at home, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Ripon College aims to save parking spots, and perhaps the planet, with its Velorution Project. The initiative, one newly minted student cyclist says, shows that Ripon is “innovative and changing with the times.”