WEST PALM BEACH, FL: SkyBike, the public bike share program operating in West Palm Beach, has announced the addition of a new station at the Warehouse District.
The managing partner of the program, P3 Global Management – a subsidiary of European Parking & Smart Mobility leader EYSA -, announced today that the Warehouse District station is now active and available for public use.
The program partners with NextBike, a bike share company that operates in over 125 cities in 25 countries around the globe. NextBike manages the ground operations and provides the equipment and technology for the system.
Users can register online or download the NextBike app. The cost of the program is $99 per year or $14.95 a month and includes unlimited 45-minute trips. Riders can also choose a pay-as-you-go option for $3 per 30-minute ride. There is also a discounted annual membership for PBAU students at $60.
The expansion of the program will allow access to more West Palm Beach residents while providing a strong and reliable service for users of all types.
Riders can use a smart phone or key card to unlock bicycles at any of the stations in the system. Once rented, the user will be given a code to unlock the bike and begin their 30 or 45-minute ride. The highlight of the system is the ability to park the bikes temporarily, as well as the ability for users to end their trip at a station that is already full. This feature, which is lacking in prior-generation bike sharing models, allows users to make stops mid-trip and eliminates the frustration of arriving at an already full station.