Rochester got closer to installing a bicycle share system this week, as Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced that City Council will consider approving an agreement with bike share company Zagster to own and operate a system downtown.
The system will allow residents and visitors to access shared bicycles from stations located in public spaces. More bicycle use could help reduce emissions, increase public transit use, lower parking demand and improve public health.
The city chose Zagster from a pool of several proposals because the company had the best bike model and shared the city's vision for equitable system access throughout city neighborhoods, said city transportation specialist Erik Frisch.
(Zagster) is constantly innovating ... and really sees this as an opportunity to be a flagship for them," said Frisch.
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