Roanoke, VA., October 31st, 2018 – In an effort to eliminate as many barriers to voting as possible, RIDE Solutions is providing free access to its Zagster bikeshare program on election day this year.
“We don’t want lack of transportation to be a barrier to exercising this extremely important civic duty,” says RIDE Solutions Director Jeremy Holmes.
RIDE Solutions joins other regional providers such as Roanoke’s Valley Metro and Lynchburg’s GLTC in providing citizens a free transportation option to get to the polls.
“We hope that between free fare days from our regional transit services and free trips on Zagster, as many folks as possible will be able to reach the polls on Tuesday,” adds Holmes. “If transportation is still a barrier, we encourage citizens to reach out to their local elected officials or campaign offices, many of whom arrange rides or can point you to volunteer driver programs.”
To get their free Zagster trips, new and existing members just need to enter the promo code ZagTheVote18 in the Zagster app to earn two free hours worth of ride time, enough to get to your nearest polling station. The promotional code is only available on election day. To sign up for a membership and to see a map of current stations, visit zagster.com/ridesolutions or download the Zagster app to your mobile device.