Dignitaries Officially Cut Ribbon for new BCycle Stations
The Universtity of Houston-Downtown and BCycle welcomed four bike stations on the UHD campus during a ceremony held on Sept. 3.
President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz welcomed the speakers including Executive Director of Houston Bike Share Beth Martin, Harris County Commissioners Adrian Garcia (Precinct 2) and Rodney Ellis (Precinct 1), City Council member Karla Cisneros (District H), METRO CEO Tom Lambert and City of Houston Planning & Development Department Deputy Assistant Director Jennifer Ostlind.
BCycle is a bike share program that offers a transit alternative. BCycle has 99 stations around Houston including four on UHD’s campus. UHD’s BCycle stations are made possible through funding from a federal Transportation Improvement Project with a 20 percent matching contribution from Commissioner Garcia.
Students and staff are eligible for a discounted monthly membership. In addition, attendees at the ribbon cutting received a free month’s membership.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.