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Pace bike share to leave Bloomington as e-scooters move in

Posted: 9:39 AM, May 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-06 13:44:45Z
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BLOOMINGTON — Pace, a bike sharing program in Bloomington, announced it will terminate their program in the city in the coming weeks.

The news of Pace leaving Bloomington comes just a little over a month after a third e-scooter company, Spin, got approval from the city to bring their scooters to the city.

On April 2, the city approved a interim operating agreement for Spin.

Bloomington, Indiana University, and Zagster Bike Sharing mutually agreed to end the program in mid-May, Phil LeClare, a spokesperson for Zagster said in a statement. An exact end date for the program has not been released.

"We support both the municipality and university's endeavors in finding long-term solutions for micro-mobility which serve the needs of the community," LeClare said.

While the community was excited to see the Pace bike sharing program at first, the growing e-scooter market took some of the excitement and energy away from Pace, Yael Ksander, communications director for the City of Bloomington, said.

The city, which says they are excited to see people using mirco-mobility options and moving away from fossil fuels, is pretty confident another bike sharing company will come to Bloomington, Kander said.

Spin will join Bird and Lime e-scooters in Bloomington, though no official launch date has been announced.