USF to announce bike sharing program

USF Bike Sharing

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The University of South Florida is expected to roll out its new bicycle sharing program next week.

Featuring 100 bicycles, the program is part of an effort on reducing the carbon footprint on campus. Initial funding will allow students and staff to ride up to two hours each day at no cost.

The program, called Share-A-Bull Bikes, will feature bikes equipped with a GPS system which helps riders to easily locate available bikes through a smartphone app or through the website at

Riders enjoy the convenience of picking up and dropping off a bike at racks close to their campus location and ultimate destination. Campus officials said, some of the bikes were put into service earlier this month, which has already led to about 1,000 participants riding more than 4,500 miles. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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