Bike to Work on Wednesday

Wednesday, June 24, is Bike to Work Day. Stop by one of four stations on our main, south and foothills campuses between 6:30-9:30 a.m. for breakfast. The breakfast stops, sponsored by CSU Parking and Transportation Services and community partners, is one of many stations throughout Fort Collins. CSU volunteers will provide coffee, juice, water, fruit and continental breakfast to work 2015 resize CSU is hosting stations at the following locations:

  • Oval near Administration Building, sponsored by Colorado State University, Breakaway Bike Ads, Edge Optics, Mugs Coffee Lounge
  • Drake and Mason Streets near the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, sponsored by the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Benjamin Morgan with Farmers Insurance, Eger CPA, Elan Yoga and Fitness, McAlister's Deli.
  • North Overland Trail and Laporte Avenue - USDA National Wildlife Research Center
  • Northeast corner of Overland Trail and West Elizabeth Street - Centers for Disease Control, Gib's Bagels, Starbucks
At the breakfast stations, you also can register your bike, a requirement on campus, for $10, get free help with minor repairs and adjustments, and get more information about biking in Fort Collins and on campus. Bike to Work Day is a biannual event to encourage people to bicycle for transportation, experience the benefits of riding a bike, highlight Fort Collins’ extensive bike routes, and demonstrate that bicycling is an easy, fun and healthy means of traveling around the city. 

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Parking garage to add 650 spaces in 2016

Parking and Transportation Services is planning to build a parking garage on the southeast side of campus, to accommodate growing parking needs. The garage will be built over a portion of existing lot #575, at the southeast corner of Pitkin and Mason street. The new garage will provide more than 650 total spaces for CSU permit holders and pay-per-hour spaces, with easy access to MAX, the Oval, and the future Medical Center. The garage is slated for construction starting this fall, with a targeted completion date of summer 2016. By state statute, parking revenue must pay for all parking expenses at the university. Construction of the garage will be funded solely by parking permit and fee revenue.

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Test drive electric vehicle

Drive Electric Northern Colorado, CSU Parking and Transportation Services, and local dealerships are offering an innovative chance for CSU staff and faculty to get behind the wheel of plug-in electric vehicles to learn about the cost savings, environmental benefits, and national security benefits of driving electric. the event, from 11 a.m.-2p.m., Wednesday, January 14, will be on University Avenue in front of the Plant Sciences building. Drive Electric Northern Colorado, a partnership of Colorado State University and the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, is a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at achieving widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in the Northern Colorado region. The chance to test drive an electric vehicle through the partnership's Ride-and-Drive program is free to all CSU faculty and staff. The Ride-and-Drive event combines the opportunity for CSU faculty and staff to learn about how plug in electric vehicles s are cleaner, greener, cheaper, and fun to drive while putting them behind the wheel of today’s latest vehicle technology. “CSU strongly supports our campus community driving electric vehicles and we’ve installed 10 charging points on campus to date. As one of the country’s leading green universities, we care about doing our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support innovative technology in electriv vehicles,” said Amy Parsons, vice president for Operations, after test driving a Chevy Volt. Up to eight electric vehicle models will be available to test drive, and may include the Chevy Volt, Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, Mitsubishi iMiEV, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford C-Max Electric, and the Tesla Model S. At this event, current electric vehilcle owners will ride with each driver to explain the vehicle and about their experience owning an electric vehicle. Drive Electric staff will be present at the event to help attendees learn about federal and state tax credits (up to $13,500) available for purchasing or leasing an electric vehile, and how using electricity instead of gasoline can save consumers thousands of dollars in yearly operating costs. CSU now has 10 charging stations throughout campus where, as a faculty or staff member, you can charge daily for free.    

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