ALABAMA LAUNCHING ELECTRIC BIKE SHARE PROGRAM ON CAMPUS
Today, the University of Alabama pairs with electric bike rental company, <a href=”https://ridegotcha.com/bike/”>Gotcha</a> to launch the first bike share program on campus.
“The program serves as a means of transportation, and it promotes an active lifestyle,” said Chris D’Esposito, Director of Transportation Services at the University of Alabama. “We are extremely pleased that Gotcha brings a new, cost-effective mobility option to our campus community.”
The system is comprised of 150 e-bikes throughout campus. Each bike features electric pedal-assist technology to offer propulsion for inclines and the ability to ride longer distances.
The e-bikes are available for immediate use to UA students, faculty and staff, as well as visitors. Riders are able to access the bikes at one of the 70 mobility hubs throughout campus via the Gotcha app
Student riders can sign up for a monthly University Mo-Pass for $6.99, which includes one free hour of ride time each day with additional time available for 10 cents per minute thereafter. They can also ride on a pay-as-you-go basis at $2 to unlock and 10 cents per minute.
“We’re excited to provide a micro-transit solution for our collegiate partner, the University of Alabama, said Sean Flood, CEO, and founder of Gotcha. “Our monthly subscription plan costs less than Netflix or Amazon Prime which most students are already subscribed to and is less than one Uber trip, so it’s super affordable.”
The e-bikes are not to be used outside of the University of Alabama’s campus. Helmets are advised and all applicable laws must be followed.
For more information on the University of Alabama’s Gotcha bike share program, click <a href=”https://ridegotcha.com/locations/alabama/”>here</a>.