Indiana State University will Wednesday kick off its new stationless bikeshare program on the Terre Haute campus. The university says 100 orange bikes, which can be unlocked by using a mobile app, will be available for people to ride.
ISU’s Office of Sustainability is working with California-based Spin to launch the program, which will take place as part of the university’s annual Earth Day celebration. As part of the event, the bikes will be free to rent Wednesday, but will then cost 50 cents per 30 minutes of use beginning Thursday.
"It will be really beneficial program for students, especially if they’re running late to class or looking to go to the grocery store to pick things up," said Nick McCreary, coordinator for the Office of Sustainability at ISU. "It will be a cheaper and more sustainable means of getting around than driving."
Indiana State is one of 30 campuses throughout the country, and the first in Indiana, to offer the Spin program.