WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A startup that launched a dockless bike sharing program at Purdue University is now expanding to other universities and cities.
The VeoRide bike share program's concept is simple. If you need a bike, all you need is a smart phone. After downloading the VeoRide App, a map shows you the locations of nearby bikes. Once you've found a bike, you scan the QR code with your phone to unlock it and you've got your ride.
The program's creators, Candice Xie and Edwin Tan, debuted the bike share program on Purdue's campus back in October. Now, it's expanding.
Friday, Xie and Tan launched the bike program at New England College in New Hampshire. They're also expected to launch it at the University of Kansas in the next two weeks.
However, Xie and Tan aren't stopping there.
"Our plan is to expand our program and to other universities and cities nationwide and provide them with a simple and healthy community recreational way," said Xie.
The bike share program isn't just on Purdue's campus, it extends to anywhere in West Lafayette.
Since VeoRide started in the fall, bikes have been used more than 15,000 times.