The goal is to study feasibility and determine other productive locations for bike lanes around the campus.
New signage and road markings were installed throughout the campus this week reminding motorists to share the road.
There has been a significant rise in unsafe riding practices and reports of accidents.
The Diamondback found that four of the six bike pumps at repair stations were broken and that the tools available across the stations were inconsistent.
This year, there has been an increase in unsafe riding practices and reports of accidents on sidewalks, according to a statement from the university's Department of Transportation.
Allen said student fees may be increased to fund the electric buses.
The current gap between the two trails forces pedestrians and cyclists to walk along Route 1 to reach the other trail.
The e-bikes are designed to make it easier for riders of varying physical abilities to ride long distances comfortably.