After it was announced that Puget Sound Bike Share was on track for launch later this year, one of the big questions was who would sponsor the program and what would the bikes look like. Monday, we found out that the name proudly displayed on Seattle's bike share bikes will be...Alaska.
Alaska Airlines contributed $2.5 million over five years to support the bike share program. As a presenting sponsor, Alaska Airlines' logo will appear on the first 500 bicycles and on marketing materials sent to bike share users. Annual and short term daily and 72 hour memberships for Pronto! Emerald City Cycle Share will go on sale in Aug. 25 at ProntoCycleShare.com. The first 500 bikes and 50 docking stations of Pronto! Emerald City Cycle Share will link the University District, South Lake Union, Downtown and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. This month Pronto! Cycle Share will convene 10 community listening sessions to hear feedback from neighborhood residents and leadership on issues ranging from station locations to access. Community listening sessions are free and open to the public. Specific dates and locations will be listed on Pronto! Cycle Share's Facebook page.
So there you go. Get ready for your Pronto! Emerald City Cycle Share bike sponsored by Alaska Airlines sometime in the Fall. Start practicing saying that now.
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