Bike Sharing Comes to Cornell (Again!)

New and improved bike sharing will provides a healthy, easy, and carbon emissions-free transportation option on campus...

Big Red Bikes Ribbon-Cutting.
Big Red Bikes Ribbon-Cutting.

By Brendan Brown '18, Campus Sustainability Office ECO Coordinator

As of April 14th, Cornell is now a part of the growing bike share movement. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at Kennedy Hall, attended by 50 members of the community, launched Cornell’s Big Red Bikes program. The program features a collaboration between national bike share provider Zagster, Cornell Transportation, and the Big Red Bikes student organization.

Members of the community who are 18 and up will now be able to access a fleet of 32 Zagster bikes, with rentals available either on an hourly basis, or through a subscription program. Pay as your ride rates are set at $3 an hour. Riders can register online here, and request rides via the Zagster app or text.

Big Red Bikes members will have access to five pickup/drop-off locations, at Balch Hall, Kennedy Hall, Stocking Hall, Grumman Hall, and between Olin Library and Stimson Hall. Bike sharing will help Cornell to drive down our carbon emissions through providing an emissions-free transportation option on campus. The incorporation of bike sharing in to our community would not have been possible without the hard work and support of the student body.

More details on the Bike Share Program and the ribbon cutting ceremony can be found in the Cornell Chronicle.

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