Chancellor Mone unveiled three, gold UW-Milwaukee sponsored Bublr Bikes at a campus press conference Tuesday morning. These special bikes are among traditional blue Bublr bikes, located at six stations newly installed on campus.
The conference was held by the UWM Student Association. Featured speakers were Chancellor Mone, UWM Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Nelson, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret.
“I want this to be a city where it is easy for people to get around,” said Mayor Barrett.
Three new stations have been installed at the Student Union, Sandburg Residence Hall and Golda Meir Library. Chancellor Mone said that most students had a lack of access to bikes. The campus aimed to fix this remedy with their Bublr partnership.
“Students are able to explore Milwaukee and all it has to offer,” said Dakota Crowell, a Student Transit Committee Representative.
Not only does UWM benefit from the partnership, Bublr does as well.
Bublr Bikes Executive Director Kevin Hardman said that Bublr has 28 total stations. Between 2014 and 2015, Bublr has been lauching bike share stations throughout Milwaukee.
The partnership with Bublr not only provides university students access to bikes, but has an overall goal to make Milwaukee better.
“It is testimony that by working together, we build a better community,” said Nelson.
Bublr hopes to be beneficial for the environment and help students save money while quickly traveling around campus.