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Over 100,000 bike share trips taken so far in 2015
INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today announced another milestone for the Pacers Bikeshare program; 200,000 bike share trips have been taken since the program launched on April 22, 2014. Over 100,000 bike share trips occurred in the past seven months, greatly surpassing the time it took to reach the first 100,000 trips earlier this year.
“We reached our first 100,000 trips in about eleven months. Reaching that same milestone at a faster pace exhibits that Pacers Bikeshare is a viable, and popular, transportation option in our downtown,” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Executive Director, Kären Haley. “Both residents and visitors are using Pacers Bikeshare. Our data shows that most people are riding bikeshare on the Cultural Trail, demonstrating the important link between connected and safe bicycle infrastructure and frequent bike share use.”
Pacers Bikeshare is accessible year round. The Cultural Trail is cleared of snow and ice making it easy and convenient to use bike share during the winter.
Pacers Bikeshare By the Numbers (data from 4/22/15 – 11/15/15)
Bikeshare Stations: 26
Bike Share Trips – 201,069
Calories Burned – 17,202,209 (equivalent to 88,216 donuts)
Distance Travelled – 433,340 miles (equivalent to 17.4 times around Earth)
Carbon Offset – 410,317 lbs. (equivalent to 50 cars off the road)
Day Passes – 52,535
Annual Memberships – 2,608