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Geography Students’ Data Used for New Bike Program

For years, students in the Geography 311 course have worked with staff in the UT Office of Sustainability to collect and update data about the water bottle filling stations, bike racks, and trash and recycling containers located across campus. This year, the data collected about the bike racks is being used to rollout a new bike program in Knoxville.

Pace Knoxville is a new bike share program that offers locals and visitors bike rentals from a multitude of hubs in Knoxville. One of the hubs is located right outside the Burchfiel Geography Building. An interactive dashboard shows more information about each bike location.

“It is exciting for the students to see how their work can be applied outside the classroom,” says Michael Camponovo, GIS outreach coordinator. “This partnership also provides a great opportunity for our outreach efforts in the geography program.”

There are 250 bikes available at a variety of locations downtown and throughout the city. Visit the Pace Knoxville website to find a hub and learn more about the program.