City Opens Two Bike Share Stations in Downtown Noblesville

03/23/2018

Bike Share

The City of Noblesville has partnered with Zagster, Inc. to launch a new bike-share program that will provide all Noblesville residents and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around town. Starting today, 10 cruiser bikes will be available between the city’s two stations for members to use for on-demand, local trips.

Bikes“With our trail inventory ever increasing, it’s natural for the city to assist people in being active and outdoors,” said Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear. “I’m excited to get the Noblesville Bike Share rolling down the right path by opening our first two bike share stations in downtown Noblesville today. These will allow residents and guests to take better advantage of the natural assets of our parks and the White River.”

Noblesville Bike Share stations feature the award-winning Zagster bike known for its practical design, comfortable ride and easy handling. The bike includes a spacious basket that’s perfect for carrying groceries, takeout or personal belongings. And because rider safety is a priority, every bike includes automatic lights, a bell, and full reflectors.

Zagster makes it easy to grab a bike and go. Riders can view stations and bikes in the free Zagster app, available on the App Store and Google Play, or online at http://bike.zagster.com/noblesville/. One tap in the app automatically unlocks the ring lock on the rear wheel, allowing a rider to get rolling in seconds. After the rider returns the bike to a designated Zagster bike station, the rental ends and the bike is available for the next person to enjoy.

Unlike traditional bike shares, in which riders must drop off bikes at designated stations for every stop, the built-in lock on every Zagster bike gives users the freedom to ride as long as they want, wherever they want. This hybrid model, which blends the ability to lock anywhere for mid-trip stops with fixed station locations for beginning and ending rides, allows users to plan their trips around their destinations — and not around station locations.

“This is just the beginning as Noblesville is working on bike share connectivity throughout Hamilton County. In May, we will open our third bike station at the Midland Trace Trailhead on Hazel Dell Parkway,” Ditslear said.

Creating the Noblesville Bike Share program came from the collaboration and hard work from a number of city departments, Huntington University Ph.D. candidate Charlotte Arnos, and partnerships with Zagster, Hamilton County Tourism and BorgWarner.

For more information about the program, visit http://bike.zagster.com/noblesville/.

 

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About Zagster

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Zagster is the leading provider of private and public-private bike-sharing systems in the United States, operating more than 200 programs in more than 35 states. Zagster’s efficient business model allows the company to successfully deploy turnkey programs in multiple markets, including cities, suburbs, universities, commercial campuses and residential properties. Zagster manages all aspects of its programs — from bikes and technology, to maintenance and marketing — enabling Zagster’s partners to create and deploy scalable bike-share systems that best suit their communities. More information about Zagster, visit www.zagster.com.