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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.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.