The Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program is expanding around Indianapolis thanks to a new federal grant.
Karen Haley, executive director of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, says the expansion will result in 25 more stations and 250 more bikes available across the city by the end of 2019. The current system has 29 stations and about 275 bikes.
“We are expanding to the outer ring of downtown neighborhoods, down to Garfield Park, up along the Monon Trail, the White River Trail up to Broad Ripple," Haley says, "connecting the Cultural District neighborhoods and Greenway Bike Share system.”
The program is being funded by a nearly $1 million Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant.
The public will be able to provide input for where to put new stations at upcoming public sessions.
Pacers Bikeshare also announced that it will launch a business partnership program for local firms who desire bikeshare stations on or near their place of business.