LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) –
Parking lots are full and bike racks are bare at the University of Louisville.
The university is trying to change that and they're serious, so serious they're
offering to pay you to bike.
It's called the Earn A Bike
program, an initiative from UofL to reduce the greenhouse emissions on and
They're asking people to
turn in their parking permits and dust off their bike.
Kevin Jackson, A UofL
student said, "I mean it is a good reason going green and stuff you can attract
more students that way and I mean that's the way it's going now so it is a good
The $400 can be used at
any "Bike Courier" store, "Vic's classic bikes" or "Sheller's
Fitness & Cycling," on anything
from a brand new bicycle to helmets, to new tires.
"I'm an outdoorsy person
to begin with and it's just a lot easier than walking I can wake up later and
then go to class so it's a little bit easier on me," said Jackson.
There are about 400
vouchers to be given out a year.
Students who would like to
participate in the program will need to complete an online application by
If selected students will
have to take a class on bike safety.
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