Emporia's new bike share program now available for residents to use Featured

Bicycles that are part of Emporia's new bike share program stand ready for use Bicycles that are part of Emporia's new bike share program stand ready for use Chuck Samples/KVOE News

Emporians can now take advantage of the city's new bike share program.


A Kansas Health Foundation grant is funding the program, which includes 24 bikes at six solar-powered stations:

*Logan Ave. Elementary School
*Emporia High School
*Lee Beran Recreation Center
*Do-B's
*Near the Lyon County Sheriff's Office
*Crosswinds Counseling and Wellness

On KVOE's 12:10 pm newscast Tuesday, Healthier Lyon County grant manager Daphne Mertens said she expects the bikes will be used a lot.

Cyclists need to download the Movatic app to start the process. They also need to enter a credit card or debit card number in case a bike is damaged or stolen. Riders then need to pick their station and bike number. The bike will then be unlocked through a Bluetooth connection.

 

Map of Emporia bike share stations

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