There are more Zagster bikes on the horizon for employees at GM’s Warren Technical Center.
Why, you ask, are there bikes at GM’s main global engineering facility? The campus features 61 buildings spread out over more than 330-acres and most employees either have to wait for a bus or simply use the ‘ol heel-toe express to get around, which can take a while.
The bike program was originally launched last August in order to provide GM’s 19,000 employees with more ways of getting around. However, with just 50 bikes available through seven different stations, it left many employees wanting.
This week, the company announced it’s adding a further 20 bikes at seven new stations, which means employees now can now access a total of 50 bikes at 14 different stations around the campus.
The whole operation is actually pretty slick. Employees register for a bike online, then they can reserve a bike via text or through a smartphone app, which then provides them with a combination to unlock the bike.
David Tulauskas, GM Director of Sustainability, says the program “is a triple play for GM, as it increases productivity, makes our employees happy, and helps us continue to make progress on our sustainability goals.”
You also won’t see the program anywhere else: it’s the first of its kind for any U.S. automaker.