Bike Sharing Availaible in Plainsboro
The Township of Plainsboro has implemented a bicycle sharing station as its Active Living Strategy – Recreation Equipment/Park Improvement. The station is located at the Plainsboro Public Library and is operated by a Massachusetts based company called Zagster.
Bike sharing is becoming well known in metropolitan areas and cities and is now moving into the suburbs to connect commercial areas to neighborhoods and to cultural, educational, social and recreational activities. The concept is the same: for a nominal initiation fee a bicycle can be used without additional charge as long as the bike is docked at the same or similar station within a specified period of time. The user could then use another bike later in the same day for another ride as long as it is under the time threshold, usually two hours.
The bikes can be used to get around town, to run errands, visit a park or business, or for general recreation and enjoyment all without using a vehicle, public transit, or walking. As the concept catches on so will the number of bike sharing stations, the idea being the more opportunities the easier it will become to “borrow” a bike for business or pleasure.
About the Grantee
Plainsboro Township is located in southwestern Middlesex County. The Township grew from its agricultural roots into a community of about 24,000 residents covering nearly twelve square miles, half of which is preserved open space. Plainsboro is home to the Princeton Forrestal Campus of Princeton University and Novo Nordisk’s North American headquarters.