New bike share opens at Indiana Tech

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A new bike share station has been opened on the campus of Indiana Tech.

Indiana Tech and the City of Fort Wayne opened a new bike share station on the school's campus on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.
Indiana Tech and the City of Fort Wayne opened a new bike share station on the school’s campus on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

The city’s sixth bike share – and first outside of downtown Fort Wayne – was opened Wednesday morning outside Andorfer Commons on the Indiana Tech campus, just east of downtown Fort Wayne at the corner of East Washington Boulevard and Schick Street. Bikes there are available 24 hours a day to students or the public.

Anyone can ride by purchasing a day pass or joining with a monthly or annual membership. Rides for members are free for up to an hour, then $3 per hour after. An annual membership can be purchased for $60 and a monthly membership for $15. Riders join the system using a simple app or text messages; instructions are found at zagster.com/fortwayne.

The bike share was a partnership between the school and the City of Fort Wayne.

Mayor Tom Henry said the bike share shows Indiana Tech’s commitment to the city.

“The fact that they’ve agreed to volunteer to be the first outside of downtown to offer the bike share program, I think, says a lot about their vision, about their commitment,” said Henry. “It’s a fun thing, but I think it says a lot.”

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