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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

UK student Evan Shepherd wheels his electric scooter across campus as he walks with his friends on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

Scooter ride sharing coming to Lexington, UK

Natalie Parks September 27, 2019

UK has long been known as a bike-friendly campus, but recently, students have increasingly turned to a different mode of transportation – scooters.Scooters, both manual and electric, are staking their...

A student speeds by on a bicycle during class change on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

New bike repair stations cycle their way onto campus

Emily Laytham September 4, 2019

UK cyclists angling for a tune-up, look no further than your own campus.New-and-improved bike repair stations – outfitted with several retractable tools for cyclists in dire straits – have been installed...

Makenna Theissen, Staff

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Sean Culley

Deborah Marini February 7, 2019

We are struggling here in New Jersey. We are struggling with what to say to our own young men and women that went to bed last night without a dear friend.Sean Culley was new at UK. As all of our young...

A student speeds by on a bicycle during class change on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Celebration for winter bikers rolls onto UK campus next Wednesday

Rick Childress February 1, 2019

The skin-cracking wind chills and freezing temperatures of Central Kentucky winters rarely stop one group of hardy UK commuters. Bicyclists frequent the UK campus in rain, shine and snow. UK Transportation...

Environmental Fridays

Rice socks, de-icing locks: Tips for staying eco-friendly this winter

Brianna Stanley February 1, 2019

As I’m sure most UK students are aware, it’s been a particularly cold and snowy week. After shivering in my dorm, spending half an hour de-icing my car and being late to class due to frozen bike brakes,...

Spin bikes are parked in random locations all over UKs campus and the surrounding area. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Spin bikes, scooters may be answer to Lexington, UK parking woes

October 29, 2018

Since the introduction of rentable Spin bicycles to Lexington streets and UK's campus, transportation officials have heard one major complaint from citizens: They’re Tennessee orange.“I have heard...

Construction has been completed on Woodland Ave in front of Chellgren Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff.

Woodland Ave. construction may mean better bike, pedestrian safety

Rick Childress October 28, 2018

Ongoing minor road construction along Woodland Avenue near The 90 will soon yield new short-term parking and bike lanes in front of two central campus dorms, UK announced via a press release last week.Drivers...

UK Transportation announces second Light Up Night Ride

UK Transportation announces second Light Up Night Ride

October 23, 2018

UK Transportation announced in a press release Tuesday that the second annual “Light up the Night Ride” will be held Friday, Nov. 2.The five-mile bike ride around campus will begin around 5:30 p.m....

Bikes parked near Whitehall Classroom Building in 2009. Staff File Photo

Biking is both environmentally conscious and a stress reliever

August 24, 2018

If you’re like me and hate driving, you’re always looking for the best ways to get around the city and campus while avoiding parking permits and getting behind the wheel.The most obvious alternative...

Bike Voucher Program continues into next year

April 26, 2017

UK Transportation Services announced it will continue the Bike Voucher Program for qualifying students in the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.The program allows 100 students and employees to waive the ability...

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