UK was recognized in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's 2016 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) for its sustainability efforts in transportation.
UK has worked in recent years to further campus sustainability by enhancing the alternative transportation experience.
Some examples of these efforts are the bicycle voucher program, in which 100 UK students and staff receive a $400 voucher to local bike shops in exchange for a commitment to not bring a car to campus that year. The program has seen massive success since its onset. Big Blue Cycles also provides bikes free of charge to select students who will not be bringing cars to campus.
UK's partnership with LexTran was also cited due to its success. The program allows anyone with a valid UK ID to ride for free; this has lead to over 1,000,000 rides thus far, with more to come following the program's renewal.
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