After being announced in September at the annual State of the City address, the City of Noblesville has opened its two Zagster bike-share stations – one in Forest Park, and one at the Riverwalk, near Maple Avenue and Fifth Street, just next to White River.
On March 23, 10 cruiser bikes became available between the two stations for members to use for on-demand, local trips.
“With our trail inventory ever increasing, it’s natural for the city to assist people in being active and outdoors,” Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear stated. “I’m excited to get the Noblesville bike share rolling down the right path by opening our first two bike share stations in downtown Noblesville … These will allow residents and guests to take better advantage of the natural assets of our parks and the White River.”
Noblesville bike-share stations feature the Zagster bike, a cruiser bike, with automatic front and rear lights, seven gears, adjustable seats, a Bluetooth electronic ring lock, fenders, a chain guard, bell, reflectors and basket.
Those who want to ride can do so by downloading the Zagster app or visiting bike.zagster.com/noblesville. The cost is $1 for every 30 minutes but no more than $20 per ride. Keeping the bike more than 24 hours results in a $30 overtime charge. Annual memberships also are available with discounted rates.
Ditslear said the city plans to share connectivity throughout the county, and in May, a third station will be opened on Midland Trace Trail at the trailhead on Hazel Dell Parkway. There currently are Zagster bike-sharing stations in Westfield and throughout Carmel.
The project is the result of a partnership between the city, Zagster, Hamilton County Tourism, BorgWarner and Huntington University Ph.D student Charlotte Arnos.
For more, visit bike.zagster.com/noblesville/.