Last month, the Lawrence City Commission approved VeoRide’s expansion of ride share boundaries, essentially making bikes available in several locations throughout Lawrence, beyond the KU campus. The enlarged area (see map below, red indicates township area) includes about 25 different parking locations around Lawrence where users can pick up and return bikes. The bikes can be parked at locations marked on the map with a “P.” Working to enhance transportation overall, many of the ride share stations are located near bus stops.
With the expanded boundaries will come an additional 180 VeoRide bikes, including brand new e-bikes, which if approved, would arrive by the end of September. Eventually, e-bikes would make up a larger proportion of the fleet, which will top out at 540 when complete.
We’re thrilled at the way the community has taken to the ride share. VeoRiders have already clocked more than 17,000 total rides, traveling 6,900 miles and burning 390,000 calories – or the equivalent of 1,275 Iced Rock Chalk Lattes from Roasterie! On top of that, we reduced emissions by 2.8M grams.
VeoRide continues to be present at community events to educate riders about the bikes and ride share and will welcome KU students back to campus during the Hawk Week Bike Ride, planned for August 23. To stay current with what’s happening with the KU-Lawrence ride share, follow VeoRide on social media or visit bike.ku.edu/kubikeshare.