Arcata Bike-share Program the Next Step in Humboldt State’s Climate Action Plan

Nov 30, 2017

One of several Zagster bike-share stations at HSU.
Credit Tiffany Perez / Northcoast Environmental Center

This fall, Humboldt State University partnered with the City of Arcata to adopt Zagster, a bike rental program that allows users to borrow bikes for the day. The Office of Sustainability’s Climate Action Analyst Morgan King explains the bike share and how it ties into the university’s Climate Action Plan.

Zagster bikes can already be found at HSU and will be in Arcata in a matter of weeks, allowing for trips throughout the campus and surrounding town. It is similar to other transportation measures the university has taken including Zimride, Zipcar, and the Jack Pass, all aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions associated with HSU. Zagster is the latest in several measures to further the universities Climate Action Plan that was released in March. The plan incorporates everything from transportation to academics, and aims to make the campus carbon neutral by 2030. It involves concepts that, as King states, the university would “like to see integrated not just into the culture of the campus, but the curriculum and the operations of the campus as well”.

For more information, visit the Office of Sustainability's website or the Zagster website to learn more and sign up.