Michigan State Sees Bump in Bike Registration

Meanwhile, requests for commuter lot permits go down.

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Bike registration has increased almost threefold at Michigan State University in the past five years, the State News reports. Between July 1 and August 24 this year, 2,346 bikes were registered; 858 were registered in the same time period in 2003. Bike shop owners and the school's bike-leasing programs have also seen similar growth, especially in the past year.

Conversely, registration for commuter lot parking has declined 25 percent, decreasing from 2,124 to 1,661, although part of that can probably be attributed to higher registration fees.