Fleming College’s Student Administrative Council (SAC) announced a new Bike Share program available to students, visitors and residents of the city.
As of Wednesday, there are 15 bicycles located at three different racks in Peterborough: Fleming College Sutherland Campus, Peterborough Green-Up on Aylmer Street and the Venture North Building on George St.
Funded in part by the City of Peterborough and Fleming SAC, the bikes are maintained and organized through Zagster. The bikes include automatic lights, a bell and full reflectors.
The service is free for Fleming students. Other riders join the program by signing up for $25 annual memberships. Rides for members — who must be 18 or older — are free for the first two hours, then $2 per hour after that.
Fleming College President Dr. Tony Tilly say the program builds on the college’s commitment to sustainability.
“The Bike Share program will build on a culture of
sustainability that we teach our students that they take with them in life and in work well beyond their time at Fleming,” he stated.
Each bike has a unique number which riders enter into the app to obtain a to open the lockbox on the back of the bike. After a rider returns the bike to a designated Zagster bike station, the
rental ends and the bike is available for the next person to enjoy.
Bikes can be found via the free Zagster Mobile App or online at Zagster.com/PtboBikeShare.
Joel Willett, Fleming SAC President, says the program will offer another option for affordable and accessible transportation: