ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University launched a new student-run bike share program that will allow students to rent and return bikes at five stations throughout the campus, The Cornell Daily Sun reports.
The program is completely student-funded, supported by organizations such as Big Red Bikes and Cornell Department of Transportation and Mail Service. It will be available for a 15-months pilot period, and if successful, there are negotiations underway to its becoming an official startup in 2018.
Big Red Bikes is a revamp of the bike share previously launched on campus, which was closed after an unsuccessful trial. After students pushed to bring the service back, they launched a new program partnered with bike share provider Zagster. For the full story, click here.