A new bike sharing system that is unique in the whole of Hungary has been established by Student Self-Government of the University of Debrecen on the campuses of our institution. As of March 30, there have been ninety university bikes fitted with GPS trackers at the disposal of students and faculty to make shuttling between the campuses located at Egyetem tér, Kassai út, Böszörményi út and Auguszta quicker and more environmentally friendly.
“The geographically closest university bicycle hire system similar to ours is available at the University of Padova, the planning and establishment of which has been due to demands from the local student body,” said István Bognár, Vice President of Student Self-Government of the University of Debrecen (DEHÖK) at the inauguration ceremony which took place this past Friday.
DEHÖK used HUF 35 million of its own resources to introduce the bike sharing scheme, for which Rector Zoltán Szilvássy congratulated to the students, adding that student welfare, in general, definitely comprised the chance to move around conveniently on university premises, too. Debrecen, he noted, is exactly the kind of city where everything is within easy riding distance for that matter.
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