First Three Months of Cedar Rapids City Bike Share Sees 8,700 Rides
Sep 18, 2019
In May, the City of Cedar Rapids unveiled the city's first bike share program with a fleet of 150 electric-assist bikes and 90 bike rack stations throughout Cedar Rapids' core districts. Results from mid-May to mid-August show a total of 8,700 paid bike rides, or an average of around 100 rides per day. The initial target was 80 rides per day. These figures do not include free bike rides from promotional codes or any other offers. VeoRide - the company who owns and operates the electric bikes - showed 4,277 unique users of the VeoRide app, the platform where rides are purchased.
Just before Labor Day weekend, the City added a pilot program for electric scooters. The pilot program consists of 30 scooters that are located in Downtown Cedar Rapids and the Czech Village/New Bohemia District, along with the campuses of Coe College and Mount Mercy University.