Students at an Aberdeen university are making the most of a new bike hire scheme to get across campus.
The Robert Gordon University has launched a sustainable bike hire scheme, providing an affordable and environmentally friendly way of travelling to Garthdee and across the city.
The bikes have all been recycled and refurbished and are available to hire on a weekly basis for as little as £2.
Students can view and hire the bikes online via the RGU: Union website, and can pick them up on Wednesdays from the hire station at the Garthdee campus. Each user is also provided with a lock and a set of lights.
Once the bikes and safety equipment are returned to the hire station the following week, the students will be handed back their £10 deposit.
Paul Greene, RGU’s student president for communication and democracy, said: “The bike hire scheme has been established to provide students with an affordable and environmentally-friendly means of travel across the city, which can become extremely congested, especially during peak rush-hour times.
“RGU: Union is committed to lowering Scotland’s carbon footprint and the bike hire scheme is one of our projects which aims to engage with students to get them involved, demonstrating how small measures can be put into place to help the environment while having fun, meeting new people and gaining qualifications.”
The student union’s Go Green sustainability initiative is running the scheme with funding it received from the Climate Challenge Fund.