Riders can purchase a BCycle pass, unlock a bike and get multimodal directions all in one app
Photo credit: Transit
Move over, flying cars: the future of transportation has arrived in Madison — and it makes “going green” the easy choice. Today, Madison BCycle is bringing bikeshare and public transit into a single app experience. The new offering, available in the Transit app, enables riders to plan a multimodal trip and unlock a bike with just a few taps.
By bringing public transit and bikeshare together, Madison BCycle and Transit are creating a combined option that introduces new audiences to bikeshare and makes bike-to-bus connections even easier for existing bikeshare users.
Metro Transit riders already use the Transit app to navigate the region’s public transit network, thanks to real-time transit countdowns and point-to-point trip planning. Now, riders can also buy bikeshare passes and unlock bikes with the Transit app for Madison’s BCycle’s more than 50-station, 330-bike system.
With just a few taps, users enter their payment information just once to purchase and activate any bikeshare pass type with their Transit account.
In addition to Madison BCycle, riders can use their Transit account to purchase bikeshare passes for RTC Bike Share in Las Vegas, with more BCycle systems on the way. Riders can also use their Transit account to purchase fares for more than 65 transit systems across the U.S. and Canada, including RTD in Denver, Port Authority in Pittsburgh, COTA in Columbus, AC Transit in the San Francisco Bay Area, VIA in San Antonio, and Metro in Cincinnati.
“Our goal is to change the world by getting more people on bikes,” said Helen Bradley, General Manager of Madison BCycle. “To do that, we’re working to remove barriers to riding in Madison. This collaboration will make it easier than ever for public transit riders to add e-bikes to their daily routine, and for bike share riders to discover new multimodal routes.”
“This collaboration helps Madison forge a new path for the future of transportation,” said Jake Sion, Chief Operating Officer at Transit. “By bringing together public transit and bikeshare, we’re making it easier to get around without a car and helping more people discover easy, fun and green modes of transportation.”
Riders can click here to download the Transit app to find and unlock e-bikes