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Bike sharing pilot program launched at St. Armands Garage

Post Date:01/28/2020 10:23 AM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988      jason.bartolone@sarasotafl.gov

 

Bicycles available for rent at the St. Armands GarageSarasota, FL:  The City of Sarasota has launched a new bike sharing pilot program to help residents and visitors enjoy the St. Armands area using sustainable, alternative transportation.

About 10 cruiser bicycles are available for hourly or daily rental by visitors at the St. Armands Garage. The bikes can be rented via mobile phone from a self-service rental station located near the first-level entrance of the garage.

“This is a great opportunity to provide another mobility option for people to get around and reduce traffic congestion on St. Armands Circle and the keys,” said Parking Division Manager Mark Lyons. “We’ll be monitoring the success of the pilot program and may look to expand to other City-owned parking garages in downtown Sarasota in the very near future.”

The City is partnering with local company I Bike Sarasota, which operates the bike share and handles the transactions.

 “We’re excited to team up with the City of Sarasota to offer a fun and easy way to explore all that St. Armands Circle and Lido Key have to offer,” said I Bike Sarasota owner Bob Nikla.

For questions about bike rentals, contact I Bike Sarasota at 941-376-3368 or visit www.ibikesarasota.com. For other information on the program, contact Parking Division Manager Mark Lyons at 941-263-6477.

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