UNCW’s bike-share offers free, green transportation – StarNewsOnline.com

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Nearly 150 students and faculty have signed up for the Hawk Wheels Bike Share since its Nov. 21 launch.

WILMINGTON — At UNCW, Seahawks now have a free set of wheels to go with their wings.

On Nov. 21 the University of North Carolina Wilmington kicked off the “Hawk Wheels Bike Share,” a program that allows people to check out bicycles around campus. Students, faculty and staff who sign up get one free hour of bike time per day, or can pay an annual $25 fee for four hours of daily use.

“We have a unique bicycle culture, and we wanted to make sure no matter what you were using a bicycle for, you could use (Hawk Wheels) for that,” said Nick Cannon, UNCW’s alternative transportation coordinator.

Currently there are 25 Hawk Wheels bicycles at five racks across campus, and in early January that will grow to 70 bikes at seven…

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