We are super-excited to have bike share (and e-scooter share) back in town after just over a year without the service during the pandemic.
The City of Fort Collins selected Spin as a one-stop provider/operator for both e-bike share and e-scooter share service. Spin operates in communities across North America and Europe—and began operations in Fort Collins today (July 26). Bike Fort Collins attended a formal ribbon cutting ceremony and demonstration that the City, CSU, and Spin held on Friday, July 9.
RIDERSHIP DETAILS & INFORMATION
- Riders need to download the Spin app, which provides the ability to rent e-bikes or e-scooters.
- Spin e-bikes and e-scooters can be found in designated deployment areas within the city and at CSU.
- Spin devices are available daily, except between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.
- Spin e-bikes and e-scooters cannot currently be brought onto Transfort buses, although it’s being investigated to see if this rule can be changed.
- Spin e-scooters and e-bikes will be parked at several key Transfort bus stops and stations in order to enable residents to begin or complete last-mile trips involving Transfort.
- Click the button below to visit the city’s main webpage about the new program.
ADAPTIVE BIKE PROGRAM
While the former bike share program had adaptive bikes, an exciting new component of the Spin program is their adaptive bike delivery program, which is intended to serve Fort Collins’ disability and older adult community members. Fort Collins residents can request an adaptive bike (trike, recumbent trike, or handcycle) via webform, by calling Spin customer support, or by emailing email@example.com. Spin staff will deliver the device to the riders’ requested location. Riders can rent the adaptive bikes at no cost for an extended period of time. Information on this program can be found on the city’s main program webpage (see button above).
SPIN ACCESS PROGRAM
In an effort to support low-income residents, Spin will also offer the ‘Spin Access’ program for eligible residents who wish to receive discounted rates by providing proof of income or enrollment in city, state, or federally funded programs. Multiple cash payment options are also available for unbanked users.
The launch of Spin follows an e-scooter pilot program between the city, CSU, and Bird. That program ended on May 31, 2021. Spin was selected after an RFP process that began in late 2020, several months after the former bike share operator, Zagster, ceased operations and left the market.
I live downtown and what I see is scooters on the sidewalk as well as bikes dismount zones don’t work. Walkers beware!. As far as drop zones anything goes. Wish they stayed gone. Just like Denver.