This week we have our next guest writer! From Susan Athey’s BUS100 class the bloggers FreshBiz100 give us advice on maneuvering around campus.
One thing to consider before going to college is what you would like your mode of transportation to be. Whether it is by car, bike, or simply walking, you need to decide what works best for you. You really can’t go wrong with any of these choices; it all just depends on your personal preference. However, there are several things to b consider when making your decision.
Let’s start with the car. Honestly, as a freshman living on campus, you can do without a car. The only reason you might need one is to go get food off campus or to take a road trip. I personally have a car and I really only use it to go home every once in a while to do laundry, have a home cooked meal, or if I need to go grab something from a store. Keep in mind, having a car on campus means buying a parking pass.
Now for the bike, you can get anywhere around town conveniently with a bike. In 2011 Fort Collins was ranked one of the most biker friendly cities in the nation by The League of American Bicyclists. The bike cuts down on the time it takes to get to class and is definitely worth the money to register it. There are plenty of bike racks on campus to park it, but be sure to lock it!
Walking isn’t a bad choice either. Everything on campus is within walking distance. If you are going to walk, give yourself enough time to get to your destination on time, usually about 10-15 minutes depending on where your dorm is compared to your class. Fort Collins also has great public transportation infrastructure.
Share below some of the ways you guys maneuver around campus!