Media Contact: Benjamin Turner, Program and Events Manager, Transportation Solutions
Email – bturner(at)transolutions.org
DU TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL BIKE AND WALK SCHOOL DAY WEDNESDAY
The DU Transportation Center will be hosting a celebration of bicycling to and from campus on this Wednesday, October 6th in conjunction with International Walk and Bike to School Day. The celebration will be located in front of Driscoll North next to the Denver B-Cycle station. The first 150 students, faculty or staff who ride to campus and show the key to their bicycle U-Lock will receive a free lunch on the spot, which will include a slice of pizza from Fat Sully’s Slice Truck and a bottled drink courtesy of Honest Tea. Additional riders who present their key will also receive a lunch coupon good at a local establishment Everyone is encouraged to ride on Wednesday and to stop by the celebration at Driscoll Center starting at 11:30a and going until 1:30p.
Participating DU community members who bring their bike to Driscoll Center will be able to:
- get complimentary bicycle safety checks from Campus Cycles,
- register their bicycles with Campus Safety
- discover the benefits of cycling around town from BikeDenver
Everyone from the DU community is encouraged to stop by to
- purchase student memberships to Denver B-Cycle,
- get assistance with bicycle and transit routing from Transportation Center staff,
- sample Clif Bar products
- learn about eGo Carshare’s local carshare options
- discuss campus sustainability efforts with the USG Sustainability Committee
“The DU Transportation Center will use this event to celebrate DU’s cyclists who help decrease the campus’s carbon footprint, and make its community members healthier, fitter and happier,” said Sarai Glass, a student customer service representative at the Transportation Center. The Transportation Center is a joint partnership of the University of Denver and Transportation Solutions, a local non-profit committed to increasing the availability and use of transportation choices that improve traffic, air quality, health and economy for businesses and residents in the Denver area.
“The University of Denver is deeply committed to encouraging bicycling as a safe, fun alternative to using other forms of transportation to get to campus. We are excited for the Transportation Center to host this celebration which will reward and celebrate our cyclists,” said Buddy Knox, Director of Parking, and chair of the board of directors for Transportation Solutions.
In the U.S., International Walk and Bike to School Day is expected to include 5,000 schools from all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world. Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among students, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between schools and the broader community.
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DU Transportation Center, a joint project of the University of Denver and Transportation Solutions, serves the campus community’s transportation needs including transit pass distributions, Guaranteed Ride Home services and routing assistance. The Transportation Center is located at 2130 S. High Street and can be reached by phone at 303-871-7433 or online at http://du.edu/transcenter.
Transportation Solutions is a local, award-winning, nonprofit TMA working to increase the availability and use of transportation choices that improve traffic, air quality, health and economy for businesses and residents in the Denver area. For more information http://transolutions.org
280 Columbine Street Suite 306 Denver, CO 80206 (303) 377-7086 www.transolutions.org