Penn State’s bike share program meets with quick success

October 05, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s new Zagster bike-share program, launched only a month ago, has already climbed to number one in the nation among Zagster programs for average trips per bike per day.

Averaging about two trips per bike per day, daily Zagster use at Penn State even tops Zagster’s largest bike share, the City of Rochester. Zagster operates more than 160 bike share programs in 35 locations across North America.

“These numbers speak volumes about the early and enthusiastic adoption of Penn State’s bike share program by our students and other members of the campus community,” said Rob DeMayo, director of Transportation Services at the University.

The program on the University Park campus features 17 bike stations with 85 bikes available for members to use for on-demand, local trips.

Penn State student Rachel Cowley, a junior studying hospitality management, uses the bikes as a convenient and easy way to get around campus.

“I’d been thinking about buying a bike as a quicker way to get around, but the cost threw me off,” she said. “Penn State’s bike share program was the perfect solution. It's so much cheaper than buying a bike and lock, and the annual student membership paid for itself within a week of rides.”

To learn more about the program, and to sign up, visit

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Last Updated October 05, 2017