BYU Bike Share hopes to alleviate parking issues, reduce emissions in Provo

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  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    April 13, 2013 1:57 p.m.

    Does BYU still require that all bikes be left out in the bike racks in the parking lot, vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and weather? My brother took his bike down there. By the end of the first winter, his bike was ruined. Evidently some overzealous bureaucrat ruled that a bike inside an apartment is a fire hazard, hence the rule. And hence, don't take any decent bike to BYU.

    BYU will never be anything but anti-bike as long as that rule remains in place.

  • Jumpyman Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    It is nice to see BYU and the city of Provo trying to make the city more bike friendly. If only Orem could do the same thing. Instead the Tea Party activist on the city council is trying to turn the city into his own tax-free haven at the expense of all of the citizens who live there. If Hans Anderson has his way, the roads will break up, sidewalks deteriorate, and anybody who wants to ride a bike will have to dodge potholes and cars as they ride through the middle of traffic.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    April 10, 2013 5:32 a.m.

    Great stuff. Innovative.

    In Kansas, efforts like this would be illegal if the legislature adopts a proposal from the right wing to ban sustainability activities.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    April 9, 2013 1:34 p.m.

    50 percent population, wow. I started at BYU 1979 and no wonder it got crowded in Provo/Orem. I am glad they added bike program at the Y which would of been nice if they started back in the 80's when we didn't have public transportation. We only had one bus leaving from BYU to University Mall by every some hour during day time.

  • Dave D Pocatello, ID
    April 9, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    This is terrific. I wish they had this program while I was there. Clearly the best approach to solving BYU's parking problem is limit cars on campus. I was flabbergasted when the university started providing free parking for students and at the same time ended bus pass subsidies. I hope they have since provided more incentives for people walking, biking, and using public transit, and fewer incentives for drivers requiring parking.