Bahrain Polytechnic rolls out ‘fitness bikes’
Manama, December 23, 2010
Bahrain Polytechnic, the Kingdom’s leading professional and technical training institution, has launched polytechnic bikes as a convenient, human-powered way of transportation for getting around campus.
The launch is part of its sustainable initiative supporting the fitness and wellness programme which aims to encourage students and staff to decrease reliance on polluting campus transportation, as well as providing a great form of exercise ensuring everyone arrives to meetings and programs on time and with energized minds.
The pilot scheme for this programme was rolled out recently, and is based on those operating in other countries such as France and the USA.
“We are committed to innovation and to producing Bahrain’s future leaders. The bike scheme is yet another initiative that shows our commitment to sustainable practices,” said John Scott, founding CEO of the Bahrain Polytechnic.
“Through this and other strategies, we are trying to influence our staff and students to take responsibility for protecting our fragile environment,” he added.
If successful, the number of bikes will be increased and the scheme will be extended to students also.
Health and safety issues have been uppermost in the minds of the organisers of the bikes scheme, the Professional Development Centre (PDC), who welcome prospective riders to visit them to learn more about the programme and attend a health and safety presentation before riding on campus. – TradeArabia News Service