Rams have multiple opportunities to brush up on their bicycling safety skills this month.
CSU is offering benefits-eligible employees a new way to save on commuting to work with a pre-tax commuter transit account, and Human Resources is kicking off a new green initiative this month to let employees go paperless for their W-2 and other payroll information.
Campus construction building up, not out, to create and preserve the unique CSU experience.
Faculty and staff 50 years and older can get Back on the Bike, thanks to a Kaiser Permanente grant. The grant, awarded to Parking and Transportation Services, supports a program to help faculty and staff become more comfortable riding a bike to work. The program, Back on the Bike, is now seeking participants for sessions starting the fall semester. The program, geared toward engaging more people in active transportation and physical activity, helps CSU employees who want to bike to work assess their health, tune up their bike, get safety gear, and learn tricks to travel in traffic and overcome other safety or comfort obstacles through personalized travel training. To qualify, faculty and staff must be at least 50 years old, live within a Fort Collins zip code, and want to commute by bicycle. Training helps with health, safety concerns Back on the Bike will offer faculty and staff travel training programs including:
The City of Fort Collins and CSU are hosting a focus group discussion about future alternative transportation on West Elizabeth Street. The discussion will help develop the vision for the West Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor Plan. The focus group meeting is from 12:30-2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room. A light lunch is provided. The West Elizabeth corridor has been identified by the city as part of a citywide network of Enhanced Travel Corridors – uniquely designed corridors with an emphasis on high-frequency transit, bicycling and walking. The West Elizabeth plan will develop a long-term vision for the corridor based on an understanding of the transportation, land use, environmental, economic and social needs of the area. The corridor master plan focuses on West Elizabeth Street from Overland Trail to Shields Street, with an eye towards connectivity to CSU's Foothills Campus on the west, and CSU's Main Campus on the east. Registration is limited. RSVP to Emma Belmont at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 224-6197 by July 6.
Parking and Transportation Services will present to various groups across campus on potential models for parking on campus to accommodate infrastructure changes. “This is a vibrant time for Colorado State University, and our new efforts to improve campus buildings and make room for an expanded student, faculty and staff population, while maintaining a commitment to green space, calls for an evaluation of how the university will address the demand for parking and alternative transportation,” said David Bradford, director of Parking and Transportation Services. The university’s commitment to maintaining current green areas on campus means that new construction often occurs on existing parking lots. To help address the loss of parking space inventory, Parking and Transportation Services and the university have increased alternative transportation systems to better serve employees and students. In addition, Parking and Transportation Services is exploring sustainable parking models for campus and seeking comment and input on options. The following presentations have been scheduled:
Do you ride a bike to campus and enjoy free food? You’re in luck! Bike to breakfast is back at CSU and offers the first 300 cyclists free Chick-fil-A breakfast biscuits, Mugs coffee and a check from a bicycle mechanic. This event is a great way to use alternative means of transportation all while enjoying a free breakfast on your way to campus. From 7:30-10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, located at the corner of Meridian and Plum at a table in the trees by the lagoon, and Thursday, Sept. 25, located at Newton’s sculpture on campus, north of the Yates Chemistry Building. Brought to you by the CSU Bicycle Advisory Committee and ASCSU.