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ECRI rides Bikes

New bicycles for members of staff at ECRI

20.6.2022 | DIT Public Relations

Employees of the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) can now make business trips quickly and, above all, CO2-free. Six company bicycles have recently been bought for the campus staff. This initiative was supported by the sustainability officer of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), Prof. Dr. Michael Laar.

It is a trial that has been running at DIT Sustainability Campus in Pfarrkirchen since the beginning of June. Most of the business trips made from the campus are short journeys – mostly to the city centre for appointments or transport. These can be easily done by bike save CO2 compared to travelling by car. With the purchase of the company bikes, ECRI is trying to live up to its responsibility to be an environmentally friendly university. There is a separate shelter for the bikes and there is even a regular bicycle workshop for university staff. This is the first time such an offer has been made at a DIT location. If the concept proves to be a success consideration will be given to expand the offer to other university locations.

Bild (ECRI / DIT): Inaugurating the new company bikes: (from left) Prof. Dr. Christian Steckenbauer (Dean, Economy in Tourism Management), Laura Hoffmann (research assistant to Prof Dr. Michael Laar, HSB), Anna Marquardt (laboratory engineer, sustainability laboratory, bicycle workshop), Prof. Dr. Michael Laar (head of HSB, sustainability officer), Prof. Dr. Sascha Kreiskott (laboratory head, sustainability laboratory, deputy sustainability officer)