Western’s Facilities Development and Capital Budget office is our latest University partnership. FDCB has been quite busy these days with projects all over campus, including the newly remodeled Carver Gymnasium and the construction of the new AS Bookstore and Multi-Cultural Center. We were thankful that they gave us a little bit of their time last week so that we could train up nine of their staff on our electric bikes. Because their office is located a couple blocks south of campus, their trips to projects and meetings on campus can be just far enough to discourage walking. Driving can be a hassle for such a short distance, because parking is not always near their destination and then they still have to walk to their destination. With our eBikes, parking is never an issue and most buildings on campus have bike parking right next to them, so riding a bike is more efficient than driving to campus. Couple that with a peaceful ride on some forested roads and you’ve got yourself a nice outing.
As our program wraps up here in a couple months, we’d like to thank the other University offices that have participated in our project. To date, the Viking eBike program has partnered with: Huxley College, Facilities Management, 32nd Street Offices, Viking Union, Academic Technology and User Services, and finally Facilities Development and Capital Budget.
And, if you’re not at FDCB and still want to ride, just remember that you can still come by our office and check out the short-term loaner Viking eBike.