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USF Bike-sharing Program Offering Free Rides to Students

TAMPA, Fla. — More than 1,300 University of South Florida students have signed up for the university’s recently launched bicycling-sharing program.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that each of the university’s 100 new “Share-A-Bull” bicycles is getting used about eight times a day by students to commute across the campus.

Share-A-Bull had its soft rollout in early September, with university officials holding a kickoff ceremony last week. Students can ride free for up to two hours a day. After that, the charge is $5 an hour, up to $25 each day.

Francis Morgan, assistant director of USF Outdoor Recreation, says the target participants for the bike-share program are students who commute to campus, students without vehicles and faculty.

Each green bicycle can be locked up at any bike rack on campus.

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