LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 6, 2016) — As announced in April, University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is renewing their bike voucher program. This program encourages employees to consider alternatives to driving a vehicle to campus.
The deadline to apply for a bike voucher has been extended to July 14, 2016. Faculty, staff and students who wish to participate and who have already purchased a 2016-2017 parking permit may return it for a pro-rated refund.
An eligible bike voucher candidate must:
- Have had a parking permit last year (2015-2016) OR be new to UK (start date of 2/13/16 or later).
- Have a graduation date or assignment end date at least two years in the future.
- Be a student not living in campus housing OR be a faculty or staff employee with an office located on UK's campus (i.e. does not include areas like Alumni Park Plaza, Turfland, Coldstream).
In order to receive a voucher, participants must sign a car-free commitment that will restrict them from purchasing a motor vehicle parking permit for two years. Vouchers are awarded with the goal of removing motor vehicles from campus.
In the program's first year, PTS selected 100 bike voucher recipients from a pool of 462 applicants. The 100 qualified recipients each received a $400 voucher, redeemable at participating local bicycle shops, in exchange for not bringing a motor vehicle to campus for two years.
The one-time vouchers may be used toward the purchase of a bicycle or gear and accessories to outfit a bike that the employee or student already owns. Program participants will also receive 10 scratch-off parking passes — one-day permits that may be used on occasions when participants must bring a motor vehicle to campus. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase up to 40 additional scratch-off permits per fiscal year.
To learn more about the bike voucher program or to submit an application, visit www.uky.edu/pts/alternative-transportation_bicycle-voucher.
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