Indianapolis unveils bike-sharing program
You've heard of ridesharing? How about bikesharing? It's about to roll into downtown Indianapolis.
Friday morning, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard unveiled plans for the city's new bikeshare program, which will provide rental bikes along downtown's Cultural Trail.
Pacers Bikeshare, as the program will be called, will consist of 250 bicycles and 25 bikeshare stations on or near the Cultural Trail in downtown Indianapolis and is scheduled to launch on April 22.
See a map of station locations here.
Bikes are available by purchasing either a 24 hour pass for $8 or an annual membership for $80. Your pass or membership gives you access to a bike for unlimited thirty-minute trips. Trips over thirty minutes will incur additional user fees as is standard with bikeshare programs around the country. 24 hour passes can be purchased at any bikeshare station or online and annual memberships may be purchased online here.
The Herbert Simon Family Foundation made a contribution to help launch the program with additional funding coming from a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) from the U.S. Department of Transportation.