Zagster launches bike sharing program in Tallahassee

Published: Dec. 4, 2017 at 3:28 PM EST
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By: Mariel Carbone | WCTV Eyewitness News

December 4, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV)—Tallahassee residents now have a new way to get around town.

The City of Tallahassee officially launched its partnership with bike-sharing company Zagster, Monday. Zagster is debuting its new dockless program “Pace” here in the capital city.

Under the new program, users can leave the bike at any bike rack, regardless of whether it’s a Pace bike rack or not, and lock it up through a cellphone app. The idea is to allow more flexibility for riders.

"As we begin to usher in a new era of urban mobility with Pace, Tallahassee is leading the charge with a lively cycling community, and now, a dynamic new dockless bike share service," said Timothy Ericson, founder and CEO of Zagster. "Tallahassee has been a tremendous partner and a pioneer in embracing a modern bike share service that we are confident will become the standard for cities and colleges across America."

Pace includes 300 bikes at 50 locations across the city. To use them, riders must download the Pace app. The cost is $1 per half hour.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum said he’s proud of the new partnership.

"What’s awesome about it is the number of locations around the city where you can pick them up and also return them," said Gillum. "For folks who live in Midtown, or Downtown, or the Gaines Street area it’s easy for you to get one of those bikes off the rack, ride it to wherever you need to, find a location where you can redock that bike and get about your business."

Pickup locations include outside City Hall, Cascades Park and Collegetown, among others.

To celebrate the launch, all rides will be free through Wednesday.