Initiatives and Programs
The Handlebar, launched in 2011 by students, faculty and staff in collaboration with the Center for Sustainability Education and the Idea Fund, strengthens Dickinson’s living laboratory for sustainability education by providing a context for meaningful service, community building, resource sharing and experiential learning. In The Handlebar, students, faculty and staff work as leaders and volunteers assisting fellow members of the Dickinson Community to learn the skills of bike repair and maintenance, building their own bike mechanic and leadership skills, participating in a program that reclaims and reuses materials to provide a valuable environment-friendly benefit to the community, and promoting life skills for more active, healthier and sustainable living.
Two free bike-share programs lend bikes to all Dickinsonians in an effort to increase biking on and around campus.
- Red Bikes can be borrowed from the Department of Public Safety for short-term use during daylight hours.
- Green Bikes can be borrowed from the Center for Sustainability Education for semester-long use.
Dickinson College has invested in many bike racks across campus to provide convenient and safe bike parking for all.
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