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Wichita Gets First Bike Share Station

Wichita's First Bike Ride Station at The ICT Pop-Up Park in downtown Wichita

First bike share station is in front of the popular ICT Pop-Up Park.

WICHITA, KS (Wichita KS Realty News):  Wichita now has its First Bike Share Station.

Located in front of the ICT Pop Up Park, is a row of new bikes for residents to use.  Popular in many urban cities and seen as a way to ease parking and traffic concerns, these programs allow riders to sign up and use the bikes to move around the city.  The city has taken no time in implementing the program.  Working with Zagster,  this program brings technology to the forefront of need based utilization and makes this type of program even possible.  Utilizing a mobile app, which can be downloaded off of their website, they can identify the user and type of ride they need.  Getting started is easy; First, you need to download the app and register. Secondly, pick the plan that works for you.  A quick review of their mobile app shows they have three payment options;

  1. Student Annual Membership- $20.00 per year.  You get an hour free trip, $2.00 per hour overtime and  $30.00 late charge.  This is valid for students, faculty and staff of eligible universities.  Just enter your school email address when you register to see if your school is currently eligible.
  2. Hourly Hourly Membership- $3.00 per hour and a $30.00 late charge.
  3. Annual Membership- 1 hour free trip, $2.00 per hour overtime and a $30.00 late charge.
    Wichita's Bike Share Station

    New Bikes lined up for their first use in downtown Wichita

Each bike is equipped with a box to type in your code that you get from the mobile app to access a key free the lock and use the bike.

Details of the program and information on the sponsors and how it works can be found on the placard at the station. Many pop up park attendees were checking out the bikes and the program, so I imagine it won’t be long before we see them all over the streets of Wichita.

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