Holm Auto Good Information: OCCK relaunches bike share program – Information – Butler County Occasions Gazette
KANcycle, a regional bike sharing program by way of OCCK Transportation, is being relaunched.
OCCK mentioned this system, which serves north-central Kansas, is deliberate to relaunch Sept. 11. It has been closed because the finish of March due to COVID-19.
This system began in June 2019 with 80 bikes unfold throughout 16 stations in eight north-central Kansas cities.
“We’re excited to carry the bikes again on-line,” mentioned Michelle Griffin, director of mobility administration for north central Kansas. “We all know that individuals throughout all of the communities have been lacking driving the bikes. 2020 has been an attention-grabbing 12 months for all of us.”
OCCK mentioned Blue Cross and Blue Defend of Kansas is making a contribution to supply bike and advertising and marketing help for the second 12 months of the bike sharing program, with the intention of serving to this system develop in coming years.
“For over 75 years, we’ve made serving to Kansans lead more healthy lives certainly one of our high priorities,” mentioned Virginia Barnes, director of Blue Well being Initiatives. “Bike share encourages each energetic residing and gives a way for group members to entry assets they should keep wholesome. Blue Cross and Blue Defend of Kansas is proud to function major sponsor for KANcycle and we sit up for serving to develop this system within the subsequent few years.”
All areas for the bikes will nonetheless be in existence however OCCK mentioned clients might want to now use the Movatic app to entry the bikes.
Movatic manages all points of its bike-share packages — from bikes and expertise, to upkeep and fleet rebalancing. Using KANcycle bike share is straightforward. Bikes will be discovered by way of the free Movatic Cellular App — out there for iPhone and Android. Every bike has a singular quantity which riders enter into the app to unlock the bike. After the rider returns the bike to a delegated Movatic bike station, the rental ends and the bike is obtainable for the subsequent particular person to take pleasure in.
“We’re trying ahead to a few years of an important partnership with Movatic and north-central Kansas with KANcycle,” Griffin mentioned.
This system is obtainable as an annual membership or pay-as-you-go. Annual memberships might be $30 with journeys underneath one hour being free, scholar annual memberships might be $20 with journeys underneath one hour being free, and pay-as-you-go might be $1.50 each half-hour.
Stations are positioned on the following locations:
• Ninth Avenue and Hamilton Avenue, Salina
• Seventh Avenue and Walnut Avenue, Salina
• Sundown Plaza, Salina
• Invoice Burke Park, Salina
• Kansas Wesleyan College, Salina
• Second Avenue and Rock Avenue, Minneapolis
• Cloud County Group School, Concordia
• Seventh and Washington Avenue, Concordia
• nineteenth Avenue and M Avenue, Belleville
• twenty eighth Avenue and N Avenue, Belleville
• Metropolis Constructing, Mankato
• Eighth Avenue and Hersey Avenue, Beloit
• Thierolf Park, Beloit
• Courthouse Sq., Lincoln
• Krizek Park, Ellsworth
• Douglas Avenue and Principal Avenue, Ellsworth