Skylight sponsors Cleveland's exciting new bike share program Monday, September 15, 2014
The Skylight Foundation has partnered with a coalition of private companies and organizations in Cleveland to sponsor and launch a new bike share service in the city. Initially, a total of 34 rental bikes will be available on-demand at six locations throughout Ohio City and the Superior Viaduct, for up to a 24-hour period. Cyclists can rent a bicycle, through an app which gives the rider a code to unlock the bike to use throughout the day. Fees are $3 an hour with a maximum charge of $24 of 24hours. A $15 monthly or $75 annual fee includes unlimited rides under one hour, with additional hours being charged at $3 per hour to a maximum of $24.
“We are delighted to be investing in this pilot which promotes greater access to bicycles for our community and contributes to making Cleveland a great place to live, work, play and visit. We see the program as providing a healthy, convenient, eco-friendly and fun way to get around and link neighborhoods - for the likes of running errands, getting to meetings or restaurants. What’s particularly special is that it’s the vision and leadership of local businesses and organizations which has made this happen.” said Dan Brennan, chief marketing officer at Skylight.
Other launch partners include: Graham Veysey & Marika Shioiri-Clark (Hingetown), Justin Carson (Platform Beer Company), Tom McNair (Ohio City Incorporated), Brian Zimmerman (Cleveland Metroparks/Merwin’s Wharf), Rafid Fadul (Superior Viaduct Lofts) and Sam McNulty (Bar 25, LLC./Market Garden Brewery).
Check out some pics from the launch of the program on September 10.