Indiana University, Bloomington bike-share nears start

IU Bloomington (photo courtesy IU Communications)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A bicycle-sharing service is set to start with 150 bikes around Bloomington and the Indiana University campus this spring.

The program will be run by Massachusetts-based Zagster, with no cost for the city or university. The bikes will be a dockless system without specialty bike racks and use a smartphone mobile app that will allow people to locate and rent a bicycle.

City consultant Jane St. John tells The (Bloomington) Herald-Times that the bikes should be available by late April.

St. John says the service will target areas where people frequently ride bikes, including the IU campus and the city's B-Line recreational trail. Users will be able to pick up and drop off bikes at any bike rack around the city.

Information from: The Herald Times

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