Yale University getting in gear with bike sharing

Apr 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story

While Chicago and New York aren’t quite ready to roll out their versions of a bike sharing program, Yale is. As a result, fifty brand new bicycles have popped up around Yale’s campus, allowing students, faculty, and staff to commute about the campus on borrowed wheels.

UConn also has a bike sharing program.

UConn also has a bike sharing program.

“My real hope is just that we’re able to make it easier for people to choose biking as a way of getting around,” said Holly Parker, Yale’s sustainable transportation director.

Zagster, the company contracted to run Yale’s bike sharing program, aims to mimic Zipcar, the popular car sharing service. Bike sharers pay an annual $20 membership fee, which Yale will reimburse if registrants agree to take a seminar on bike safety, and during the first six months of membership, Zagster waves its usage fee.

For more on this story, visit: Getting in gear – The Yale Herald.

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