Link announces expansion to bike share program in Dayton

The Link bike-sharing program is expanding in Dayton.

New locations have been added at RTA’s Longworth Campus, the Montgomery County Job Center and Tech Town —bringing the total number of Link stations to 27.

A press conference was held Thursday morning to announce the expansion.

Greater Dayton RTA installed its station at its Longworth Campus in mid-April.

“We started offering wellness incentives to our employees that use the Link program, but many of them wanted to be able to use the bikes between our location at Wright Stop Plaza and Longworth,” Mark Donaghy, Executive Director of Greater Dayton RTA, said in a release. “We were happy to close this gap and encourage our employees to get some fresh air and exercise.”

The two other stations were added this month.

“For the County, it was about providing access to our employees and users of the Job Center,” Montgomery County Debbie Lieberman said in a release. “With access to the Nation’s Largest Paved Trail Network right across the street, it was a no-brainer that Link should be one of the enhancements to the new facility.”

Additionally, Link recently launched a $10 monthly membership aimed at those users who responded on a feedback survey that they might prefer to pay for a membership on a monthly basis.

“It’s a great low cost way for those considering an Annual Membership to try the system to see if it’s for them,” Executive Director Laura Estandia said in a release. “We believe it will open up doors for new customers.”

Link also will simplify its pricing structure with a flat rate of $3 per half hour for trips over 30 minutes in length.

Link is a bike-sharing program run by Greater Dayton RTA and Bike Miami Valley. It opened last May.

For more information, visit www.linkdayton.org.

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