10 April 2008

Regions Bank Donates 8 Green Bikes to Centenary, Shreveport

Biking efforts in Shreveport are taking off and Centenary College is a part of that. On Wednesday, Regions Bank donated eight green bicycles to Centenary, furthering sustainable transportation efforts on campus. I slipped out of my drawing class to see the event, wondering how angry my professor would be if I came back late.

The idea originated from Bill Anderson, Chairman of Centenary's Board of Trustees. Anderson talked to Keith Crissman, of Regions, about his idea to bring bikes to Centenary. This fit perfectly with Regions' new marketing campaign and mission to the community, "to make life better for associates, customers, and communities." Regions Bank has donated "life green" bikes elsewhere, Birmingham-Southern College and Baton Rouge's YMCA are two recent examples.

At Centenary, the bikes will be located near the Student Union Building. Interested students, faculty, and staff can turn in their Centenary IDs to check out a bike. They'll be given a key to unlock the bike, along with a bright green helmet. Interested bikers will check-out bikes to travel off campus, most likely. I see very little point in walking to the center of campus only to ride fifty feet to class. The bikes will be available on Thursday, according to workers at the information desk.

This has coincided perfectly with the new bike racks DPS installed this past week, funded by the Centenary Muses.

For more information, contact Lori Bradshaw (Student Life) or Jeanne Hamming (Centenary Environmental Association).

Sophomore Malari Coburn pictured above, with more pictures on my Flickr.
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