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SCAD gets bike sharing program for staff, students

Gotcha Bike brings a bike share program to Savannah for SCAD staff and students. One hundred bikes will be available at seven SCAD Bike Share hubs.

“We believe in providing Savannah with a safe, healthy and sustainable mode of transportation,” said Sean Flood, CEO of parent company The Gotcha Group. “Gotcha Bike is designed to be durable and maintenance-free providing communities clean, reliable and affordable transportation.”

GPS technology will allows users to locate and access the bikes through a smartphone or computer with a SCAD ID card.

The integrated technology and flashing safety lights are powered through a built-in solar panel and dynamo hub, giving riders real-time data from each bike ride, such as carbon dioxide emissions reduced, calories burned and money saved versus driving.

SCAD Bike Share members receive four hours of free riding time daily; the fee after the initial four hours is $4 per hour. Participants can ride a bike anywhere, and even put the bike “on hold” if they would like to make a stop before ending their ride at a designated station. For an additional fee, users may end their ride outside of a dedicated station.

Currently, Gotcha Bike provides bike share programs at 12 college, residential and corporate campuses in the United States.

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