UW News

October 13, 2014

Pronto cycle share launches in Seattle

UW News

person looking at bikes

Bike racks outside Meany Hall, at the west entrance to campus, were full Monday at noon.

The new Pronto Cycle Share system launched Monday around the U-District, downtown, South Lake Union and Capitol Hill. Pronto is Seattle’s cycle-sharing system featuring 500 bikes at 50 stations, with bikes available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Check out the station map to see all the Seattle locations. Campus stations are at the IMA, the Engineering Library, Meany Hall, Condon Hall, McCarty Hall, the Burke Museum and the Medical Center.

Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, station map, helmets, and a docking system that releases bikes using a member key or ride code.

Bikeshare kiosk

Each station includes a checkout kiosk, map and bins to borrow or return helmets.

Introductory classes teaching Pronto street skills kicked off last week at the HUB and continue around the city.

UPASS members get a $10 discount off the $85 annual membership. Riders can also buy a $8 pass for unlimited short trips within 24 hours.