In an effort to provide students, faculty, and staff with an easy, affordable, and healthy way to get where they need to go, the Department of Transportation and Parking has partnered with RTS and the City of Rochester to help launch its new bike-share program. The new system, owned, operated, and maintained by HOPR, a national provider, is debuting with a fleet of 200 pedal bikes throughout the City of Rochester and surrounding areas.
On the Medical Center campus, there are three bike share rental areas and electric scooter dismount zones. They are located at the School of Medicine & Dentistry, the Eastman Dental Center bus stop, and the Mental Health & Wellness bus stop. River Campus has two bike stations located at Meliora Hall and on Faculty Road.
The blue HOPR bikes may be rented through a smartphone app. HOPR offers pay-as-you-go options, as well as single-day and monthly passes. For riders using pay-as-you-go, the cost is $1 to unlock a bike and 15 cents per minute of riding. The city is also offering 100 electric scooters through HOPR that may be rented for $1 plus 27 cents per minute. The electric scooters may be used to travel to and from campus, however, they may not operate on University campuses for the safety of riders and pedestrians. They must be parked at designated dismount zones on the campus perimeter.
Download the free HOPR Transit app and find more information here. Use promo code UR-BIKES! for $10 in ride credits in August. Credit card use is not an option as the entire system is operated through the app. For questions visit the FAQ.