New bikeshare program at Binghamton University
A fleet of 30 new bikes is available as alternative mode of transportation
Binghamton University Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has brought a fleet of 30 new Binghamton University bikes to campus. The Koloni bikeshare program allows students to ride for free for a two-hour period each day. After the allotted two hours, the bikes cost $5 an hour to continue to ride. Bikes can be ridden anywhere, as long as they are returned to one of the four on-campus bike hubs, located at bike racks at the Lecture Hall, Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4), Upper East Gym and Hinman College.
Renting a bike is as easy as downloading the free Koloni app, creating an account and entering the bike ID number.
“Our hope is that the campus community enjoys the new bikes and gets plenty of use out of them,” David Husch, director of transportation at TAPS, said. “Students now have the opportunity to get to downtown Binghamton and back in a new, fun and safe manner.”
The new Greenway, built by the New York State Department of Transportation, is a multi-use path stretching from downtown Binghamton to the University’s campus. The 2.5-mile path runs along Route 434 and offers plenty of space for students to walk, run or take a bike ride.
“The new bikes are a great way to promote health and wellness as well as alternative transportation,” said Tanya Husick, executive director of TAPS. “They provide an alternate mode of transportation to our students, faculty and staff at an exciting time with the completion of the Greenway.”
For students interested in riding on the Greenway or elsewhere, the University offers resources on the TAPS website.