2010 Bike to Work Day Regional Sponsorship

BTWD 2010Project Lead: William Riggs

Sponsor: Physical & Environmental Planning

TGIF Grant: $2,500

Project Theme: Transportation

Project Location

2010 Application Submission

Application Metrics

Status:
Complete

Project Description: This project provided sponsorship for the 2010 Bike to Work Day UC Berkeley campus station. Sponsorship allowed Parking & Transportation to provide bike-centered goodie bags and bike safety information to the hundreds of students, faculty, and staff that participate in Bike to Work Day. It also financed East Bay publicity of BTWD with the UC Berkeley logo. If just 20 people ride their bikes on BTWD, then 83 kg CO2(e) could be saved, assuming a 12-mile round trip average. If 10 of these people continue to ride their bikes for one year, 20 work days/month, the estimated savings would be 10045.44 kg CO2e.

Bike to Work Day Website

Goals:
Sponsor Bike to Work Day and provide riders with bike-centered goods and safety information. Encourage UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty to rely on biking as a sustainable and healthy mode of transportation. Reduce the transportation-sector of UC Berkeley's carbon footprint which makes up 11% of campus greenhouse gas emissions. Support the initiatives of the Campus Bike Plan and the Campus Bike Committee. Collaborate with UCPD to provide free bicycle licensing for those who ride their bikes on BTWD.

TGIF Blog Posts about Bike to Work Day

Accomplishments

  • Bike to Work Day 2010 took place on May 13th.
  • The TGIF grant provided UC Berkeley sponsorship of Bike to Work Day 2010.
  • Project leader collaborated with UCPD to provide free bicycle licensing for cyclists on Bike to Work Day at the campus BTWD station.
  • Provided campus BTWD stations and free bike-related goods and safety information to riders who visited the stations.

UC Berkeley's Safe Transportation Research & Education Center provided a variety of online resources for interested bicyclists.

Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.