7.30.14 news bikes
Emilee Lamb • The Daily Beacon

The university's CycleUshare bike system was shut down due to denial of funding.

University denies funding for electric bike sharing

The commute to class may have just become more difficult.

CycleUshare, the nation's first electric bicycle sharing system, has been shut down indefinitely due to a lack of university funding Christopher Cherry, associate professor and founder of the cycleUshare research project, said. The system, composed of two stations located in Presidential Court and on the Institute of Agriculture campus, made use of bicycles equipped with rechargeable, electric motors designed to aid participating users in pedaling as well as in overcoming the many hills on campus.

Originally launched as a research project, the system was free to participating users while ...