UK opens an in­door space to store your bike

Lexington Herald-Leader - - Bluegrass - BY LINDA BLACKFORD lblack­[email protected]­ald-leader.com

The Univer­sity of Ken­tucky, which re­cently won a na­tional award for its bike friendly poli­cies, opened its first in­door bike room on Fri­day in the new re­search build­ing off Vir­ginia Av­enue.

The in­door bike room has park­ing avail­able for 60 bi­cy­cles, four show­ers, lock­ers, a fix-it sta­tion and water foun­tains with bot­tle fillers.

“The open­ing of UK’s first in­door bike room ex­em­pli­fies the univer­sity’s ded­i­ca­tion to con­tin­ual im­prove­ment of our bi­cy­cling pro­grams,” said San­dra Broadus, UK Trans­porta­tion Ser­vices’ Al­ter­na­tive Trans­porta­tion man­ager. “I’m ex­cited for the pub­lic to get a first glimpse of the new bike room and ev­ery­thing it has to of­fer.”

In early fall, the League of Amer­i­can Bi­cy­clists’ Bi­cy­cle Friendly Univer­sity pro­gram awarded UK a Gold Sta­tus des­ig­na­tion. Shortly af­ter its Gold Sta­tus an­nounce­ment, UK was named the “most bi­cy­cle friendly univer­sity in Amer­ica” by Bi­cy­cling magazine.

Use of the se­cure bike room is free for UK stu­dents, staff and fac­ulty, and ap­pli­ca­tions for key card ac­cess will be avail­able at the event.

MATT GOINS

San­dra Broadus, UK’s al­ter­na­tive trans­porta­tion man­ager, spoke at the grand open­ing of a bike room on the UK cam­pus that will ac­com­mo­date 60 bi­cy­cles, and also in­cludes a re­pair sta­tion, show­ers and lock­ers for com­muters.

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