OXFORD – The Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 Tuesday to equip five Oxford- University Transit buses with bicycle racks.
The cost will be slightly more than $6,300 to outfit the system’s original buses with racks on the backs of the buses.
Four larger, used buses that were donated by the Charlotte, N.C., transit system to be used when OUT adds three new routes in January were already thus equipped.
For people with longer commutes, a split bus-bike ride could “get people a long distance through a sketchy or busy road from home to campus or downtown,” said Mike Mossing, who is chair of the Oxford Pathways Commission, whose mission is to improve walking and biking opportunities in the town. “From there people can bike from place to place in a more (bike) friendly environment.”
For more, see Thursday’s Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
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