Drury University starts bike loan program

Drury University in Springfield has launched a loaner bicycle program for students. Drury's student body sustainability fee financed the forty bikes for semester-long loans and another twenty bikes for short-term use.

“This decision was made after a year-long discussion in the President’s Council on Sustainability about ways that we can enhance the bicycle culture on campus and encourage alternative transportation, particularly for students who live on campus,” says Dr. Wendy Anderson, director of campus sustainability. “We want to encourage students to get to class in ways other than their cars.”

Drury University press release.

OzarksFirst.com report and video.

Drury joins the University of Missouri-Kansas City as the second Missouri college offering a student bike program.  UMKC's Clean Commute program is now entering its third year on campus.