Carmel Bike Share Program Gets New Bicycles

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Date: December 2, 2022

Contact: Nancy Heck
(317) 571-2474 or media@carmel.in.gov

CARMEL, IN – Carmel Bike Share has more than doubled the number of bikes that can be rented by visitors and residents of Carmel – and the fleet has been replaced with brand new bicycles. When the Bike Share program was established in 2015, the City offered 22 bikes and two stations. Now there are 50 bikes distributed among seven Bike Share stations throughout the City. 

Carmel Bike Share is a great way to provide options for those who like to experience all that Carmel has to offer on two wheels, instead of four. Not only is renting a bike more convenient when it comes to getting around and parking, it is also a more sustainable way to experience Carmel on more than 220 miles of paths and trails.

Cities across the globe were once designed for people who walk and ride a bicycle. Many America cities abandoned this practice and instead focused on automobiles. In Carmel, we have created a more walkable, bikeable central core and expanded trails and paths. These steps, along with programs such as Carmel Bike Share, have allowed us to better accommodate transportation options that many visitors and residents desire.

To access Carmel Bike Share, download the Movatic app from the App Store and Google Play Store. After downloading the app and entering your membership information, bikes can be checked out by scanning the QR code found on the inside of the basket or behind and below the seat.

Users of Bike Share will pay just $1.50 per half-hour, with a cap of $24 for up to a 24-hour period. Another option is to pay a $30 annual fee that includes unlimited rides under one hour. Under that plan, additional half-hours are $1.50 up to $24 for up to a 24-hour period.

Due to the increasing popularity and demand for these bikes, the City expects the program to continue to grow with private business partners adding new stations at their locations. If you are a company that would like to host a station or be a sponsor, please reach out to David Littlejohn (dlittlejohn@carmel.in.gov) or Kevin Whited (kwhited@carmel.in.gov) for information.

Carmel Bike Station Locations:

Carmel City Hall, One Civic Square (southwest corner of parking lot)

Central Park on the Monon Greenway

Carter Green and Monon Greenway (east of 3 Carter Green)

City Center Drive and Range Line Road (southwest corner)

Main Street and the Monon Greenway (in front of Bazbeaux Pizza)

Midtown Plaza, 365 Monon Boulevard (just north of Elm Street)

37 East Main Street (in front of Visit Hamilton County offices)

For more information and a map of locations, visit the Carmel Bike Share website.

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