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City of Aurora Spins into bike-share action

The city wants to offer the public an affordable car-free mobility option to commute, explore and get around the city

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Aurora will kick off the service with 250 smart bikes but expects the demand to increase
Aurora will kick off the service with 250 smart bikes but expects the demand to increase

Aurora has become the first of several cities in the state of Colorado in the US to adopt the Spin dockless bike-share system. The solar-powered, GPS-enabled, self-locking smart bikes will be distributed across Aurora to provide an innovative, equitable mode of transportation for the city.

 

Spin will kick off its new service in Colorado’s third largest city with 250 bikes and expects to bring thousands more to the areas as demand increases. The service is designed to complement Aurora’s current light rail and bus systems by providing the public an affordable car-free mobility option to commute, explore, and get around the city.

 

Spin’s dockless bikes require no fixed racks, can be parked anywhere, and won’t cost the city a penny. The, orange-coloured smart bikes can be unlocked by scanning a QR code, and dropped off anywhere.

 

"We are thrilled to bring Spin’s dockless bike-share system to Aurora," said Spin co-founder and CEO, Derrick Ko. "We applaud Aurora’s innovative and forward-thinking leadership, whom we have worked closely with at every step of the way, and we are excited to be a part of this incredible community."

 

"We are excited to welcome Spin to join our growing dockless bike-share network," said city of Aurora planner, Brenden Paradies. "Bike-sharing offers additional mobility options within our city’s transportation network, and we look forward to watching dockless bike-sharing become a favourite way for residents to get around town."

 

Following the company’s announcement of its $8m Series A funding round in May, Spin’s Aurora launch continues the company’s rapid growth trajectory, and is the company’s third launch in two weeks, following Rochester Institute of Technology and Furman University.

 

In addition to Aurora, Spin, which is led by a team with broad experience from Lyft, Uber, and Disqus, has launched in major US markets, including Washington, DC, Dallas, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and South San Francisco.

 

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