Mayor says orange bike-sharing program going good so far

You’ve probably seen them around town, the distinctive orange-colored bicycles. They are a part of a new bike share program in a joint program by Logan City and Utah State University. The program was launched just over a week ago. On KVNU’s “Speak to the Mayor” program on For the People on Wednesday, Logan mayor Holly Daines said it’s really neat how it works.

“So this company called Spin has this new technology and the bikes have a little basket, so if you need to carry things. In the bottom of the basket is a little solar pane. Not only does it provide GPS tracking for the owners but it allows you (to) download an app,” explained Daines.

“Then using that app, you have a credit card in there, you can unlock the lock on the bike using the solar-powered device. It’s a dollar for a half an hour (and) you can leave it anywhere you want.”

The mayor said they’ve contracted with local company Joyride Bikes to track, service and pick-up bikes if, for example, they get a report that a bike may have been left in not the best location.

She acknowledged that one of the bikes was involved in what may have been their first accident with a vehicle in downtown Logan on Wednesday. Fortunately the rider reportedly was not seriously injured. For more information on how it works go to http://spin.loganutah.org

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