GSB debates over bill to fund bike share prototypes

Brian Voss

By a vote of 18-11-1, a bill passed which will allow GSB to give $5,095 to the industrial design department to fund prototypes for the program. An additional $10,087 will be provided by Iowa State. 

Questions were raised about the amount of money it would take to give the industrial design department to do the prototypes, opposed to hiring a company with experience in a bike share system to implement a program for Iowa State. 

There were also concerns raised about spending money on a bike share program when there is not reason to believe a majority of students would utilize it or is in favor of it.