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Get Info about Alternative Transportation at Quad Booths

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 11:23 am / September 13, 2012

Thursday, Sept. 20, will be a busy day at Boise State. The university is expecting more than 70,000 people from Bronco Nation to be on campus for the following events:

  • Football — Boise State vs. BYU Cougars, Bronco Stadium, 7 p.m.
  • Volleyball — Boise State vs. Fresno State, Bronco Gym, 4 p.m.
  • Morrison Center — two showings of “Les Miserables,” Morrison Center,  2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Conference events in the Student Union — various, beginning 7 a.m.
  • Regular classes, all day

Due to the large volume of people expected to compete for 7,700 parking spaces, the campus community and fans are asked to give their cars a “brake” and utilize alternative forms of transportation that day.

To assist in exploring transportation options beyond driving your own vehicle to campus each day, Transportation & Parking Services will host several information booths on the Quad:

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20

The Sept. 20 date includes a free prize giveaway. Prizes will include a long board and gift certificates from the Cycle Learning Center, Bookstore and area food and dining vendors.

Beginning at 8 a.m., bagels, hot chocolate and juice also will be served to those utilizing alternative transportation, and ice cream will be available at noon.

Information will be available about the Transportation & Parking Services-sponsored Bus Ridership Program, a free public transportation program offered to all Boise State students, staff and faculty, in partnership with Valley Regional Transit and the Valley Ride Bus System. Be sure to bring your current Bronco ID card in order to obtain the sticker you’ll need to start riding the bus for free.

Information and sign-up sheets for the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) Commuteride Vanpooling Program and Carpooling Matching Services will be available at the information booths as well. These programs are a great way to share the driving duties and the cost of gas.

Representatives from The Cycle Learning Center (CLC) will be on hand to offer tips on bicycle commuting and maintenance. Boise has a terrific bicycle transportation infrastructure, such as the Greenbelt and dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the valley, which has helped foster one of the largest cycling communities in the nation. Get moving, get healthy and get on your bike.

Bring your questions, bring your desire to reduce your carbon footprint, and explore your transportation options with Transportation & Parking Services on the Quad.