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Bike Share Expansion

Posted by: Jennifer Stevens | August 19, 2014 | No Comment |


The College of Charleston Bike Share was developed by a student-led team, with organizational and planning support from the Office of Sustainability. It’s founded on the idea that bicycling can be a safe, healthy, sustainable, and fun way to get around campus and around Charleston. The program, a collaboration between Sustainability and the Office of Student Life, fully launched on the first day of classes for the fall 2013 semester. It is open to all current students, faculty, and staff members at the College. In order to use the bicycles, participants must sign up for the program, watch an online safety video, and sign a liability waiver. Bicycles can be checked in and out of the Stern Center on George Street during the following rental hours:

Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m.- midnight
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to midnight

Summer Semester:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

In order to help accommodate the expected increase in bike commuter traffic due to the classes being offered at Harbor Walk, Sustainability will be expanding the Bike Share program this fall. Currently, the bike share program has 8 3G Isla Vista Beach Cruisers. The total number of bicycles in the fleet will be increased to 16.


Before moving forward with the expansion, Sustainability had to address a major need – where would the additional bikes be stored? All 8 of the existing bicycles are kept locked up to a bike rack outside of the Stern Center. As of now, Sustainability is looking to acquire additional bike racks outside of Stern so that the program doesn’t limit the availability of bike rack space for students, faculty, and staff members.

Currently, all 16 bikes are ready to go for the fall 2014 semester. For more information about the Bike Share program, visit sustainability.cofc.edu. For more information about Harbor Walk, visit go.cofc.edu/harborwalk.

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