General Motors bike share program at Warren Technical Center
General Motorsâ€™ Warren Technical Center is now participating in a bike share program to enable its 19,000 employees commute more easily, on and off campus. Working with Zagster, which has been responsible for similar bike sharing programs for other businesses, employees can use the bikes on campus to ride between 61 buildings across the 330-acre campus.
The initiative doesn’t only foster long-term health and productivity but encourages the use of bike sharing as a transportation option for employees. At the GM facility, it’s mostly been walking, driving and timed shuttle buses as commute options to get around campus. It’s not just health benefits but users can avoid having to walk to a car and then find parking for a meeting at another location on campus.
Bike sharing here ensures exercise, efficient on-campus mobility and will provide key insight on non-auto transportation. Employees need to register online, and reserve a bike through text message or smart phone app for an access code to unlock the lock box on the bike. Zagsterâ€™s geofencing tech in use at each bike station is powered by solar energy panels.
The bikes are work place compatible fitted with a small basket ahed so one can carry along a laptop, notebook and other small stuff at ease. It’s mandatory to wear a helmet, and keeping in mind safety, riders must use the bell to alert pedestrians.
GM Director of Sustainability, David Tulauskas said the bike sharing program engages employees through this novel partnership and also view transportation with a new approach. Zagsterâ€™s existing service in Detroit was used by 2,750+ users in the last year. Funding and implementing such resources makes Detroit a better place to live, work and play.