Indiana Tech today officially opened its new bike share station on the City of Fort Wayne’s bike share system. Indiana Tech President Dr. Arthur Snyder and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry were joined by Tech students, city and community representatives for a ribbon-cutting event at the university’s campus in Fort Wayne.
The new station is located on the north side of Andorfer Commons on the Indiana Tech campus, at the corner of East Washington Boulevard and Schick Street. Students along with members of the public may check out bikes from the station 24 hours a day.
Indiana Tech’s station on the Fort Wayne bike share program is the sixth station in and around downtown Fort Wayne. The City, in partnership with the 2015 Leadership Fort Wayne class and Zagster, Inc., launched the first five bike share stations in April 2016. Anyone can ride by purchasing a day pass or joining with a monthly or annual membership. Rides for members are free for up to an hour, then $3 per hour after. An annual membership can be purchased for $60 and a monthly membership for $15. Riders join the system using a simple app or text messages; instructions are found here: www.zagster.com/fortwayne
Indiana Tech President Dr. Arthur Snyder commented, “As Indiana Tech has continued to grow, we’ve worked hard to connect our students to all that our city has to offer, and to welcome the community to our beautiful campus. Bike share allows us to do both of these things at once. Students now have a convenient way to travel downtown and beyond, and to make use of our wonderful trail system, from a bike station located in the heart of campus. And community members now have one more method for getting to our campus for athletic events, meetings, events in our theaters and art gallery, and more.”
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry noted, “I’m pleased that Indiana Tech is hosting a bike share station and creating an important connection to downtown. This bike share station is an investment in the quality of life for students – it will encourage active lifestyles as well as keep students engaged with the larger Fort Wayne community.”
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