In July, Danville Parks and Recreation unveiled a bike share program for residents. In only three weeks, more than 400 people have registered utilizing the bike share app and over 700 rides have been taken by users. The majority of the rides have been on the Riverwalk Trail, taken by individuals either looking for some exercise or recreation, or transportation options.
The bike share program has five bike racks available at four different locations. To participate in the program, users create an account with the Zagster app or online at zagster.com/danville, enter a credit card, and rent a bike. For the first hour of use, bike rentals are free. Individuals are charged $3 per hour for each subsequent hour that they rent a bike. The bike share program provides another opportunity for residents to engage local businesses as many of the bike racks and bike routes provide easy access to the River District. The article from the Danville Register and Bee highlighting the success of the bike share program can be accessed here.
If anyone is interested in learning more about cycling opportunities throughout the region, RIDE Solutions has resources available. RIDE Solutions is dedicated to assisting commuters find alternate modes of transportation and encouraging sustainable commuting practices throughout Martinsville, Danville, Henry County, Patrick County, and Pittsylvania County. RIDE Solutions is also able to assist those that lack access to reliable modes of transportation by helping establish car pools, park and rides, or connecting individuals to alternate modes of transportation. RIDE Solutions is also active in the New River Valley, the Roanoke Valley, and Region 2000 local government area. To create an account, please visit RIDESolutions.org/account/create/.
For more information on Zagster Bike share in Danville and Roanoke visit the following links.
Danville Rides: bike.zagster.com/danville/
Bikeshare by RIDE Solutions: bike.zagster.com/ridesolutions/