RCE Tantramar engaged in preliminary discussions today with the Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU) about their recently launched bike co-op. The topic for the discussion: partnering the RCE with MASU to increase the co-op’s profile in the Sackville area.
MASU plans to expand its bike co-op from the five bicycles it expects to receive through a generous donation from Renaissance Sackville up to a dozen bicycles by next summer. This would allow them to service the Town of Sackville, with renting stations planned at the town’s Visitor Centre and new state-of-the-art Town Hall on Main Street. The Union is currently building a shed to house their new additions.
The partnership with the RCE would provide a bicycle to RCE staff members for us to use. In exchange, the RCE has offered to look into providing information license plates on each of the co-op’s bicycles.
We expect to get our bikes in the next week or so. Once we do, we’ll be sure to share the exciting news!
NB: More information on the bike co-op and its origins can be found in this article by Rachel Gardner (The Argosy, September 2011)
Mount Allison Students’ Union VP Campus Life
Mount Allison Students’ Union Bike Co-op Coordinator
Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development