Pedal Power Bike Share

Project Lead: Simitha Singh-Rambiritch & Caitriona Smyth
Sponsor: Nature Village
TGIF Grant: $12,895.95
Project Theme: Transportation & Urban Development
Project Location: University Village 
Status: In Progress
Project Description: Pedal Power Bike Share aims to bolster sustainable living and provide affordable bike opportunities to University Village (UV) residents. UV is located in Albany, three miles from the UC Berkeley campus. Students rely on cars, buses, personal bicycles and walking to get to their classes, to work, and to perform household chores. By providing residents with affordable access to bikes and organizing events around this new sustainable transportation option, Pedal Power Bike Share will create community around health and environmental education. 
1. Reduce UV’s carbon footprint from travel and decrease fossil fuel dependency by increasing access to alternative transportation opportunities.
2. Provide affordable travel options to University Village residents.
3. Build community by bolstering access to healthy, outdoor leisure, available to entire UV families.
4. Educate residents about biking, including safety measures, as well as health and environmental benefits.

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.