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U. of Virginia to roll out bike-sharing program

Posted on July 21, 2014

Courtesy Social Bicycles
Courtesy Social Bicycles
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The University of Virginia will unveil a fleet of 120 bicycles later this summer as part of a new bike-sharing program that will serve about 1,100 acres of UVa’s campus, giving riders a transport alternative, Charlottesville Tomorrow reported.

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A $350,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation, as well as subsidies from UVa’s department of parking and transportation and membership fees, will fund the program.

UVa officials selected New York City-based startup Social Bicycles for the project. The bikes themselves will have systems to gather data on where and when the bicycles are being used, according to the report.

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