KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Pace, the dockless bike share service of choice for America’s smart cities and colleges, launched today in Knoxville, Tennessee, making 200 smart bikes available for residents, students and visitors to make on-demand trips with just a tap on their smartphones.
Knoxville is the second in a wave of cities that recognize the benefits of modern, dockless bike sharing but want to avoid the drawbacks of completely “free-floating” dockless services. Pace achieves this balance by using bikes that lock to fixed objects “not just to themselves” and by providing dedicated Pace parking throughout the city.
Pace features a first-of-its-kind dockless bike share model that blends predictability and convenience for riders while preserving order and safety for communities. In Knoxville, riders can rent and return bikes from any of Pace’s 20 dedicated bike parking racks, or from any public bike rack available throughout the city. This mix of intelligently placed bike share hubs, plus the freedom of being able to lock Pace bikes to public racks, enables true point-to-point travel while ensuring riders can reliably add bike sharing to their daily transit mix.
To ride Pace, riders simply download the free Pace bike share app, available in the App Store or Google Play. Riders find available bikes and parking locations in the app, and can unlock bikes at the touch of a button. Pace rides in Knoxville cost $1.50 per half hour, and the first 30-minute ride for every new user is free.
Founded in 2007, and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Zagster operates more than 200 bike shares across 35 states. Zagster powers Pace, a nationwide bike share service for cities and colleges that offers all the benefits of dockless bike sharing with none of the drawbacks. Pace features a first-of-its- kind dockless bike sharing model that blends predictability and flexibility for riders while preserving order and safety for communities. Zagster’s mission: To make the bike the most loved form of transportation in every community.
More information about Pace Knoxville can be found at www.paceknoxville.com.
More information about Pace can be found at www.ridepace.com.
Jon Terbush, Zagster Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617.681.4914
Angie Wilson, Sr. Director of Marketing, email@example.com, 865.342.9108
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