On Sunday, April 10th, Union launched it’s first-ever bike share, joining the ranks of places like New York, Hoboken, and Jersey City.
"Our new initiative will provide our community with much-needed multi-modal transportation options that will reduce congestion and emissions while encouraging active and healthy lifestyles," stated Mayor Manuel Figueiredo. "This "docked" bike-share program with a fleet of 60 bikes will have stations located throughout the Township."
"The Union Bike Share will provide on-demand access to high-quality bikes," stated Koloni representative and founder Kyle Sheker. "Renting a bike is easy with Koloni's intuitive software."
Township visitors and residents will be able to rent a bike by downloading the Koloni app, either through Apple Store or Google Play, by scanning the QR code found on the bikes. The system will offer a low-cost model for completing short trips by bicycle as well as a monthly pass, a semester pass (for local students/faculty members) or an annual membership pass for those customers who prefer unlimited trips.
Current Bike dock locations are;
- Anthony Russo Park
- Volunteer Park
- Union Train Station
- Lightning Brook County Park
- Joe Collins Park
- Biertuempfel Park
- Weber Park
- Corner of Lorraine Ave & Morris Ave
- Corner of Tucker Ave & Frances Ct
For more program details, visit uniontownship.com.
In 2016, Brian Dewey, Kate Lyon, and Kyle Sheker founded Koloni Inc. and made waves with their breakthrough into the micro mobility industry by utilizing innovative smart locks and software that enable bike-sharing with the click of a button. Since then, they've worked to perfect the bike share experience in an increasingly digital world.