The UC Merced Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability holds an annual proposal writing contest, and in 2018, the theme was transportation. Proposals relied on modern technologies, social surveys of students, and the instituting infrastructure for the basic bicycle.
UCTV Sustainable California partnered with the Merritt Writing Program,Merced Bicycle Collective, Office of Sustainability and UC Water to produce a "sustainability slam" on solutions for the Merced community. Here are the winners for 2018, who all received a bicycle, helmet and lock courtesy of the Merced Bicycle Coalition. All videos were produced by UC Water.