Bikesharing is here!
50 shared-use bicycles have been made available to the Yale community through the university's partnership with Zagster, which provides city cruiser-style bicycles, registration and reservation software and maintenance services.
The program works very much the same way as Zipcar:
Register with Zagster with your valid Yale email address
Reserve via Zagster's mobile site, or by texting Zagster from the bike’s location
Return the bike to the same location from which you picked it up
Membership fees are $20/year—but members will be reimbursed if they take the Bike Safety class offered by Yale Environmental Health and Safety. Rentals are free for the first three (3) hours and $3/hour for each additional hour, up to a daily rate of $24.
The bikes are available in 10 locations conveniently located across the Central and Medical School campuses. Click here to view the locations of each “pod” of bicycles. To register, you need to provide a credit card and a mobile phone number, in addition to your valid Yale email address.
Yale bikesharing will be piloted for a 6-month period to determine if it will provide the right solution for the campus. Yale Transportation Options will be working with Zagster to obtain and analyze program usage data. Please provide feedback on locations and any other aspect of the program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.