The City of Frisco will see its first bike-share program implemented this week at HALL Park. HALL Group and Zagster Inc. are partnering to bring a new mode of transportation to tenants and visitors throughout the grounds. The bike program will officially roll out on Friday, May 19th.
There will be eight different stations placed throughout the 162-acre property. The daily-use cruiser bikes will come at no cost to tenants of the 17 HALL Park buildings. Zagster bike-sharing programs are currently in use at places like Princeton University in New Jersey, the City of Albuquerque—and locally, at UT Dallas.
“It will connect [employees] to all of the park’s amenities—including the fitness center, wine lounge, and retail plaza—and will also encourage connectivity between HALL Park and surrounding destinations in Frisco, such as The Star,” Kim Butler, director of leasing at HALL Group, said in a statement. “The program will also be an extension of the park’s existing health and wellness initiatives, including the HALL Active Fitness Center, and system of walking and running trails.”
Riders will need to sign up for the service by downloading the Zagster app. There, one will enter the bike number found at the head of the bike. The app will then provide riders with an unlock code, allowing them access to a key stored on the rear of the bike that will then unlock the provided U-lock. Pricing for non-tenants is listed as free for the first two hours before a rate of $2 per hour kicks in.
“By providing an efficient and healthy way for employees to get around, bike shares save businesses time, and money while promoting active company cultures,” Tim Ericson, Zagster CEO, said in a statement. “Progressive companies like HALL Group are leveraging bike shares to help their tenants attract and retain the best employees.”