Through a partnership with the UNT Police Department, this bike theft prevention project provides students with free bike locks and bike ownership engravings. The initiative launched at EarthFest 2016 when UNT PD engraved over 100 bicycles for students who also received OnGuard Bulldog U-Locks. This project aims to create a safer, friendlier campus atmosphere that encourages a “green” lifestyle for the entire UNT community. As people shift their mode of transportation from cars to bikes as a result of feeling safe biking on campus, we hope to impact improved local air quality.
This project was proposed in 2016, with the support of the UNT Police Department. It was initially implemented during the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year and has continued to receive additional funding every year through the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year.