Univ. of Toledo goes green with new bike pad

The University of Toledo is helping promote healthly lifestyles and eco-friendly practices with the addition of a new bicycle pad on their Main Campus.

The new area, near the west parking garage between MacKinnon and Wolfe Halls, holds secured parking space for 65 bicycles and includes lockers and benches. "We wanted to provide a private, protected area for our students and staff to park their bikes, secure their helmets and other supplies and take a rest before they make their way to work or class," said UT chief of police, Jeff Newton.

The new space is secured by surveillance cameras, card-reader access and enclosed fencing.

An official green ribbon-cutting will take place Thursday afternoon. Additional bicycle pads may be installed on both the Main Campus and Health Science Campus.