UNC Charlotte Parking and Transportation Services has entered into an agreement with Gotcha Bike to bring bike sharing to campus. The program will launch later this Spring with 100 Gotcha™ bikes and 10 rack corrals located in strategic points around campus.
"Bike sharing is part of PaTS' long-term transportation demand management plan to provide transportation alternatives for faculty, staff, students and visitors," said Helena Connors, PaTS Transportation Manager. "The Gotcha program is a natural, sustainable addition to current options such as campus shuttle service and car sharing by Zipcar™."
Information about how to join the program and use the bikes to come. Check for updates at pats.uncc.edu/bike.
About Gotcha Bike
Gotcha Bike provides bike share programs at 18 college, residential and corporate campuses across the U.S. Gotcha Bikes are the nation’s smartest, thanks to Gotcha Bike’s partner, Social Bicycles, and proprietary GPS technology that allows users to locate and access the bikes via a smartphone or computer. Durability features of the specially made bikes include lightweight and rustproof aluminum frames, waterproof Kevlar seats, belt drives and puncture-resistant tires, which offer a maintenance-free smart bike.
The bikes’ integrated technology and flashing safety lights are powered through a built-in solar panel and dynamo hub, giving riders real-time data, such as carbon dioxide emissions reduced, calories burned and money saved versus driving. Gotcha Bike has saved its users more than $46,400 on gas, maintenance and other transportation expenses across 18 markets since first launching in 2015.