Rochester Bike Share

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Zagster will keep the bike share program in "winter hibernation" from Nov. 1, 2017 to April 1, 2018.

The City of Rochester recognizes that bicycling is an efficient, healthy, viable means of transportation, and is committed to helping to facilitate cycling as a transportation choice through our bike-share program. 

Zagster, Rochester's bike share owner and operator,  launched its program on July 20, 2017 and with 340 bikes spread across 46 stations. The average ride lasted 21 minutes, and the vast majority of riders rated their experience as overwhelmingly positive. Mayor-on-Zagster-bike

According to data compiled by Zagster, the first season ridership translates to a total of almost 4 million burned calories; more than $63,000 of incremental spending Downtown; and 9,120 fewer single-occupancy car trips for a diversion of 3,100 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

In preparation for the return of bike share on April 1, Zagster and the City will engage the community to determine how best to improve and expand bike share and recruit additional sponsors to join one of the most successful bike share programs in the United States.  

Click here for more information, or to sign up for bike-share in Rochester.
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The bike-share program provides a healthy and sustainable transportation option and it will drive economic growth by making the city a more attractive place to live, work and visit. Provision of a public bikeshare system is a key component in our city’s efforts to encourage and facilitate cycling, and will provide residents and visitors with a new, high quality mobility option. The bike-share program will reduce car usage, increase rates of transit use, lower parking demand, increase sales for local small businesses, and improve public health, among other positive community outcomes.

Zagster will manage all aspects of Rochester’s bike sharing program, including hardware, software, maintenance, rider support and local promotion. Zagster bikes feature an app-based interface and the first Bluetooth ring locking technology used in North American bike-sharing to provide a simple, streamlined rider experience.

For more information on becoming a sponsor of bike-share in Rochester please contact Zagster.

Questions

If you have questions contact City Transportation Specialist, Mr. Erik Frisch, at (585) 428-6709 or email him