Seattle, WA—(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Seattle Bike Share Program is now officially live in the City of Seattle, and as of Wednesday afternoon, the ride share system was up and running for those in the Puget Sound region.
The Seattle BikeShare program is an electric bike sharing system where ridership can be increased to meet demand, but at a low cost.
Riders can buy one of six bikes, and can choose to share or rent them.
It also has a “bicycle locker” for bikes that is accessible to the public.
The program is being run by the City Department of Transportation, with help from local businesses and community partners.
The bike share system is being offered in a pilot program.
Ridership in the pilot program was at around 50,000 rides per day and up to 100 riders per hour.
Riders will be able to ride for free at stations throughout the City, including the University of Washington campus, the University Village, and the Seattle Center.
The City of Washington, with Seattle as its hub, is in the midst of a massive bike sharing program that is expected to be up and going by summer.
The Seattle Department of Public Works is providing $1.2 million in funding for the project, which will include a bike rack, storage space, and a bike parking garage.
The bike share will run from June 30 through August 20.