Bublr Bikes adds Six Stations to UW-Milwaukee Campus
Bublr Bikes and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee revealed six new Bublr Bikes stations were added to UWM Campus at an unveiling at the Golda Meir Library Bublr Bikes station on October 6.
Three Bublr stations have just been installed on the main campus at the Student Union, Sandburg Hall and Golda Meir Library. In addition, stations on North Avenue have opened at UWM student housing facilities Riverview, Kenilworth Square and Cambridge Commons.
The three UWM-branded bikes feature the UWM logo and are predominantly painted gold instead of the traditional “Bublr blue.” The branded bikes will circulate around the city by Bublr riders. Those who ride can share their photos with the bike by using the hashtag #BublrUWM.
“At UWM, our faculty, staff and students are good stewards of the environment, on campus and in our community,” UWM Chancellor Mark Mone said. “Many walk or bike to work as their regular form of transportation. We are extremely pleased to have Bublr Bikes as a partner to encourage even more of our campus community to make choices that are both healthy and environmentally responsible.”
The stations are funded by a $300,000 investment from student segregated fees. This funding was approved by UWM’s Student Senate to provide an easy travel option for the school’s more than 27,000 students.
All students are able to sign up for a no cost pass to ride any Bublr bikes in the city for unlimited 60 minute trips for one year. Nearly 700 students have signed up for the UWM Bublr Pass so far, valid for the 2015-16 academic year.
"The Student Association is proud to partner with Bublr to produce an innovative, more sustainable way to travel, experience our beautiful city of Milwaukee and make memories that will be sure to stand the test of time," Mike Sportiello, UWM Student Association president, said.