Getting around SGU and Grenada - Bikes? Skateboards?

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  1. Zpearl

    Zpearl PreVet Student 2+ Year Member

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    Hey guys,

    I am interested in going to St. George University for vet med and I have a question for anyone who has been there. What are the roads like around campus and Grenada? I'm interested in bringing my longboard skateboard and/or my bike to get around. Anybody know if this is a bad idea? Are the roads full of gravel and potholes? What about on campus? Do they allow bikes or skateboards on the pathways?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jmo1012

    jmo1012 SGU (NCSU) c/o 2015! 5+ Year Member

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    You might be able to get away with a bike in Grenada, but the roads and sidewalks are definitely not good enough for a skateboard. Lots of potholes, divets, and bumps, and the drivers are CRAZY (but really good at it). Must people get a motorized scooter or car for travelling around the island. The island is mountainous and campus is hilly. I've only ever seen 1 person with a bike and he was a professor.
     
  3. chicane

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    What's the cost of a scooter there? Gas? insurance? where do you get it from?
     
  4. sbrdvm

    sbrdvm SGU SVM c/o 2015!! 2+ Year Member

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    you can find a used one for a little less than 2,000. Gas here is like 7 dollars a gallon. I rent a car depending on what you can drive they range from 350-600 a month which includes everything except gas so I dont know what insurance and such cost. If you want to buy a car/scooter you can always find people that are leaving the island selling them. I wouldn't ride a bike or skate board on the sidewalks/roads here like jmo said there are potholes everywhere and people drive like crazy here
     
  5. jmo1012

    jmo1012 SGU (NCSU) c/o 2015! 5+ Year Member

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    7 US or 7EC??
     
  6. sbrdvm

    sbrdvm SGU SVM c/o 2015!! 2+ Year Member

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    7 USD about 16-17 EC
     
  7. jmo1012

    jmo1012 SGU (NCSU) c/o 2015! 5+ Year Member

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    WOW. granted, because this island is pretty small and you pretty much spend all day every day in class/studying, this probably isn't too terrible, but still!
     
  8. chicane

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    350-400/month for a rental isn't that bad. I am used to crazy drivers so i don't think that's a concern. how long does it take do tour the whole island by car? also, is the notion of scooters very popular or only off campus students resort to it?
     
  9. ravenskya

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    how are the roads as far as dirt bikes or motorcycles?
     

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