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Wichita Joins National Bike Share Trend with Zagster
leverages Zagster, a provider of
city bike share programs around the country, to supply the bikes, bike
stations, and the app that gives users access. Annual memberships are $30.
College student annual memberships are $20. Riders can also borrow bikes
for $3 per hour.
BCBSKS, the state’s largest health insurer, is making an initial contribution of $194,000 to provide bikes and marketing support for the first year of the BikeShareICT program, with the intention of helping the program grow. “Throughout our 75 year history, we’ve made helping Kansans lead healthier lives one of our top priorities,” said Andrew C. Corbin, BCBSKS president/CEO. “I commend Mayor Longwell, those at Health ICT and all those involved for making it happen. BCBSKS is proud to serve as primary sponsor for BikeShareICT and we look forward to helping grow the program,” said Corbin.
Becky Tuttle, Project Manager for Health ICT and Chair of the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita, credits the collaborative funding partnership with making this new program possible.
“Health ICT and the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita are extremely grateful for the generous contribution from BCBSKS and the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation to launch BikeShareICT. Without this fantastic financial support, and the technical assistance from the City of Wichita, this amazing amenity in our community would not be coming to fruition. BikeShareICT will allow another safe form of active transportation in our community and we are excited to be a part of this opportunity to make our community healthier,” said Tuttle.
More information about Zagster and its programs can be found at www.zagster.com.