Salem-Zagster has relaunched for the 2018 season! Zagster is Salem’s bike-share program that provides on-demand bikes to Salem residents and visitors as a way to get around town. Last year Zagster recorded 2,480 total rides from 1,153 riders throughout downtown Salem, 60% of which were visiting from out of town.
Riders can take advantage of the 10 bike stations with downtown locations at the MBTA Commuter Rail Station, Federal Street, Front Street, and Hawthorne Boulevard. Additional stations can be found at Congress Street, Appleton Street, the Salem Ferry terminal, the Salem Willows, and Salem State University.
Zagster functions with a user-friendly mobile app (available for iPhone and Android) or online at Zagster.com/Salem. Simply use the app to unlock a bike at the station of your choice and enjoy the ride. The bikes come with built-in locks, so you are not required to lock them back up at a station until you are completely finished.
The program features 50 Zagster 8 bikes, which are renowned for their easy handling, comfort, and practicality to fit the needs of a range of riders. They all come with safety features like automatic lights, bells, and reflectors. Remember that riders must be 18 years or older, and it is important to obey traffic laws, wear a helmet, and be a safe rider.
Learn more about riding with Zagster around Salem at Zagster.com/Salem.