UCLA Transportation is proud to announce the launch of the Bruin Bikes Program. The Bruin Bikes Program aims at bringing more bicycles on the UCLA campus in order to reduce midday vehicle trips and reduce UCLA-related greenhouse gas emissions. Phase I of the Bruin Bikes Program was launched October 22, 2008 at the second annual UCLA Sustainability Fair. After a competitive selection process seven different departments on campus were selected to participate in the Bruin Bikes Program pilot. The departments were asked to provide a short statement on how a bicycle can be used as an alternative for a campus vehicle in running everyday errands, or improving their overall departmental mobility. The departments selected were provided a brand new Trek bicycle, fitted with fenders, a rear rack and a Jandd bike pack, lights, u-locks, and helmets. The bicycles will also be maintained for a year free of charge through an agreement with UCLA Recreation. Congratulations again to the following departments who were selected to participate in the Bruin Bikes Program pilot;

Social Sciences Computing, the International Institute, Environmental Health Sciences, the Department of Linguistics, the School of Dentistry, UCLA Library, and the SEEDS Elementary School.

Along with the seven departments participating in the Bruin Bikes Program, UCLA Transportation also provided bicycles to the UCLA Guest House and the Tiverton House, for guest use.