Bicycle Lending Library

Alfred University (NY) will check out bicycles to students, faculty and staff starting fall 2009 “just as they would a book at Herrick Library.”   For a nominal fee ($3 for two days and $5 for a week)  users can borrow and return one of the 20 Fuji hybrid bikes, after filling out a usage and liability form – and can take a bike lock and helmet as well. Money raised will be used to sustain the program by covering repair and maintenance costs. The program –  started by a student Ian Cramer who loves biking and hopes to provide access to others to enjoy riding as well as be green –  received  $10,000 in funding from the AU Student Senate to purchase the bikes. Space at campus gym (no, not the library!) will serve as the rental and maintenance shop, where the fleet of bicycles will be stored


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