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Bike-sharing program makes national news

The legacy of two recent DU graduates is garnering national attention.

Mary Jean O’Malley and Zoee Turrill, who graduated from DU on June 6, created a bike-sharing program on campus that will launch this fall. The program will be part of bike-sharing program the city of Denver is starting in 2010. There will be 40 kiosks around the city, two of which will be located at DU for use by students and faculty.

O’Malley and Turrill, 22, started the bike-sharing project to ease traffic congestion and reduce student’s financial burdens. With help from the student senate and various departments on campus, they raised $50,000 for the bike-sharing program.

The story has been picked up by national publications USA Today and aired on CBS News as part of its ‘silver linings’ special.

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