VeoRide ceasing bike-share services at WKU
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Friday, February 7th, 2020
After launching in late Fall 2018, micromobility-share provider VeoRide will be ceasing bike and eBike-share services at WKU at the end of the February.
Though the program has been well-received by WKU students, VeoRide gave notice that they were refocusing 2020 efforts in markets that were focused on multi-modal fleets centered on eScooters and eBikes.
“The WKU student body has been an extremely enthusiastic user base for our bikes and eBikes to date,” said Andrew Miles, VeoRide’s Regional Manager overseeing the program. “Though we are sad to be leaving, we are encouraged by the engagement and commitment by WKU staff to continue expanding micromobility options on campus.”
Jennifer Tougas, WKU’s Director of Parking and Transportation Services, said she was saddened by VeoRide’s decision, and is looking for ways to bring other services to campus and the community.
“We know students have enjoyed having the bike-share service on campus,” she said. “As we look forward, we will take lessons learned from this experience to move forward. WKU is reaching out to the City of Bowling Green to see if there is an opportunity to partner with them on a request for proposals for a comprehensive micromobility solution that would serve both WKU students and Bowling Green residents. Increasingly, micromobility solutions are being integrated into the transportation network across the nation. We want to see how that trend can best serve our community.”
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