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UNCW BIKE-SHARE PROGRAM SOARS
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The new addition to UNCW’s campus, Hawk Wheels Bike Share is growing, and fast.
WWAY first told you about the new program last week and now 150 students and faculty members have signed up!
The program, created by Alternative Transportation Coordinator Nick Cannon to reduce abandoned bicycles across the university, has four stations and 25 bicycles for students and staff to ride at their convenience.
Users can get up to one hour free per day, or pay $25 a year for four hours a day. So far, the program has had more than 400 rides.
The eco-friendly bikes also show riders how many pounds of carbon dioxide they save and calories they have burned. Right now Cannon says users have burned more than 11,000 calories and saved 252 pounds of carbon dioxide by using sustainable transportation.
In January, UNCW will have a total of seven stations and 70 bicycles.