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New bike and scooter share program launches in Rochester

New bike and scooter share program launches in Rochester Photo: MGN Online.

Created: June 05, 2021 02:43 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A new bike and scooter share program kicked off in the City of Rochester and nearby suburbs on Friday. 

The program is called HOPR and it will bring pedal bikes, electric-assist bikes, and electric scooters to Rochester and the surrounding suburbs including Brighton, Brockport, Irondequoit, Pittsford, and Fairport-Perinton.

On Friday, HOPR began to roll out a fleet of 500 shared vehicles including 200 pedal bikes, 200 electric-assist bikes, and 100 electric scooters throughout the city of Rochester and the surrounding areas.

The program was partially funded through a federal grant to bring bike-sharing to the area. Regional Transit Service (RTS) selected and contracted with HOPR to deploy and manage the regional system. 

“A growing number of people in our region want more mobility solutions to choose from to reach the important destinations in their lives,” RTS CEO Bill Carpenter said. “RTS is happy to work with HOPR and the City of Rochester to bring a new micro-mobility program to our area and I thank them for their partnership. Between the launch of this program and the launch of Reimagine RTS on May 17, our customers will have access to a transit system that is safe, frequent, reliable, connected, and integrated with new mobility options.”

Interested users will be able to find the bikes and scooters at transit hubs, parks, commercial centers, campuses, and other places that serve as popular destinations. 

To ride, users can download the HOPR Transit app, which is available on iOS and Android.  

Rental prices start at $1 to unlock and $0.15 per minute for pedal bikes and $1.25 to unlock and $0.27 per minute for electric bikes and scooters.

If you plan on riding regularly, a monthly membership is available starting at $10 per month.

The program will operate in the spring, summer, fall, and close during the winter season. 

For more information on renting and riding, click here

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