EH&S Bicycle Program

Project Leads: Greg Haet & Tim Pine

Sponsor: Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S)

TGIF Mini-Grant: $1,450.00

Project Theme: Transportation & Urban Development

Project Location

2017 Application Submission

Status: In Progress

Project Description: The Office of Environment, Health & Safety initiated a departmental fleet bike program over ten year ago for our 70+ staff to have access to bicycles while at work. The program has been generally successful, with a number of staff using the bikes. Over time, we have realized that the bikes needs to be replaced with newer models with better gearing for hilly terrain, and a size and configuration what works better for more office staff. This grant will allow us to purchase new equipment to enhance our fleet bike program and provide incentives, such as helmets, for office staff. Implementation of this project will reduce reliance on office fleet vehicles, and potentially, allow our office to downsize the number of motor vehicles in its fleet.

Goals: 
-Reduce reliance on fleet motor vehicles.
- Encourage bike use as means of everyday workplace transportation.
- Offset carbon impacts related to motor vehicle use.
- Implement a routine bicycle maintenance program.

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.