Later this summer, Harrisburg community members will be able to rent a pair of wheels at spots around the city.
The SusqueCycle Regional Bike Share will roll into Harrisburg in the coming weeks, providing another method of transportation for residents and visitors to the city.
“It’s going to be really exciting,” said Lauren Weaver, a planner at Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC), the catalyst behind the program.
A previous bike share in Harrisburg ran from 2017 to 2020, organized by Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania and operated by Boston-based Zagster. The program ceased operations when Zagster closed in 2020, due to COVID.
TCRPC has picked up the initiative and will use Michigan-based Tandem Mobility for its operations. Initially, there will be nine bike share locations in Harrisburg.
SusqueCycle will have bikes for rent at the following locations:
- City Island
- Market Square Transfer Center, downtown
- Strawberry Square, downtown
- State and 2nd streets, downtown
- North and Commonwealth streets, downtown
- Broad Street Market, Midtown
- Harrisburg Transportation Center (Amtrak station), downtown
- 13th and Derry streets, Allison Hill
According to Weaver, TCRPC hopes to have the bike share up and running by early September.
Users can rent bikes for $1.50 per 30 minutes or purchase a subscription for around $25-$30 annually.
In the future, TCRPC hopes to expand the service across other local counties.
The Harrisburg Area Transportation Study (HATS) and the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation are partners in the bike share initiative.
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