OHIO CITY, OH (WOIO) - Zagster, a bike sharing services company, is hoping that Cleveland will subscribe to bike sharing being a useful and convenient tool in the community for both residents and visitors.
The company announced its partnership with a local coalition of private companies and organizations during a press conference on Wednesday, September 10.
The event will take place at the Zagster Station adjacent to Market Garden Brewery at 1947 W. 25.
Topics for discussion at the meeting were information on the number of bikes, locations for pickup & drop off, the sponsors, costs, availability, and sign ups. The ceremonial first ride also took place.
Brand new city-cruiser style bikes, outfitted with wireless access technology are set to enable riders to rent a bike on the spot from their mobile device.
This program is the first in the U.S. to be exclusively led and funded by the private sector.
Bike sharing is considered a healthy, convenient and fun way to run errands, grab lunch, attend meetings or just plain exercise.
Residents can access the bikes by creating a Zagster account via the Zagster Mobile App, (available for iPhone and Android) or online at www.zagster.com.
A unique access code is used throughout the duration of the rental.
Once the bike is returned to a Zagster location, the touch of a button ends the rental and releases the bike for the next rider.
Zagster was founded in Philadelphia in 2007 as CityRyde and now headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. The company focuses on making bike sharing programs available to tenants, employees, guests and students.
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