Bike dogs

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The Office of Sustainability launched UGA’s first shared bicycle program during the fall with access to students, faculty and staff at Building 1516, an East Campus residence hall, the Odum School of Ecology and the Facilities Management Division. Called Bulldog Bikes, the program is designed to provide a safe, cost-effective and environmentally preferred transportation option at UGA. The pilot program will continue through August 2013 and possibly expand at that time to other departments. Participants must register through their department to utilize the bike program and follow program rules.

The bikes are Worksman Cycles, hand-crafted in New York City in a factory partially powered by a 15KW photovoltaic solar power array. Students must wear helmets, which are provided by the program. Bike locks also are supplied.

For more on Bulldog Bikes, go to http://sustainability.uga.edu/bulldogbikes.