1. An On-Campus Bike Rental System
2.  To create a Bike Rental Program to provide a
quicker, easier, efficient and reliable means for
On-Campus student transportation
3.  Place and load bike parking racks at strategic locations on
 Lock each bike with a lock that is opened by an A&M Campus
 Upon bike removal an initial usage charge is incurred, and
upon replacement at another bike parking rack a charge based
on rental time is incurred.
4.  The abandoned bikes stored at a lot near
Agronomy Road will be recycled for our bike base.
 Parking racks, specialized locks with timers, bike
lights and repair materials would have to be
5.  Supplies as well as students working as bike
repairers would be paid for using funds
obtained through bike charges.
6.  Anyone with an A&M
Campus ID will be permitted
to use the bike rental service.
 The current Texas A&M
Transportation System is a
theoretical competitor, but as
both programs will be owned
by the University the budget
will be shifted as is most
profitable to the University.
 Outside bike sellers will have
to lower their prices in order
to prevent students from
using us as renters, but they
can only cut profits so much
before it becomes a loss.
7.  As bikes are already owned, the costs will be very
low as it will consist of merely bike accessories,
bike repairs, and payment for repair students.
 This already low cost will be easily overcome by
the fixed cost of bike rental (An example: $1 per
day rentals are made) and a time-dependant fee
(Such as $0.10 per 15 minutes, cumulative over
multiple rentals per day)
 Rates listed are arbitrary examples that would be
altered based on what is found to be most efficient
in terms of per use profit v. more uses to profit
8.  The bike system will increase time for students
to commit to studying, working, or socializing,
increase physical fitness, decrease bus
pollution and overcrowding, provide cheap
transportation to students unable to afford a
bike, and generate revenue for the University.
9.  Our bike rental
program will provide
an easy, efficient, and
quick mode of
students and staff
alike. Not only will it
help individuals, by
for the university it
will increase funds
for other existing
programs to improve
the standards of
and Gig ‘Em!