There are several ways to get around Town and to our neighboring towns and cities without getting into your vehicle.
The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services (DOTS), Town of University Park and City of College Park will partner with the mobility share company VeoRide to pilot a year-long bike and electric scooter (e-scooter) program. VeoRide has pioneered the mobility industry’s most durable, rider safe and eco-friendly e-scooter on the market.
Beginning Wednesday, August 28,2019 VeoRide will gradually introduce a fleet of 150 electric assist bikes (e-bikes), 70 pedal bikes and 70 e-scooters to 24 different locations on campus and around the City of College Park and Town of University Park. Bikes and e-scooters will be available from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
How to Ride
To rent a bike or e-scooter, customers must download the free VeoRide app on their mobile device and locate their preferred vehicle. After initiating Bluetooth pairing, they must scan the QR code on the vehicle or enter the vehicle’s ID to unlock it and ride. At the end of the trip, bicycles must be parked at any public bike rack, and e-scooters must be parked in designated areas identified in the app. The rider pushes the button on the lock to end the trip.
E-bikes and e-scooters cost $1.00 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of use. Pedal bicycles cost $1.00 to unlock and 5 cents per minute of use.
Bike Stations in University Park are located at the following intersections:
- Queens Chapel Road and Baltimore Avenue
- Wells Parkway and College Heights Drive
Three bus services operate around the perimeter of University Park: MetroBus, TheBus (Route1Ride) and ShuttleUM. All three bus services have routes that connect to the MetroRail stations on the Green Line.
SmarTrip cards are reloadable fare cards that allow you to use MetroBus, MetroRail and TheBus (Route1Ride). SmarTrip cards can be purchased from any MetroRail station.
Route1Ride (TheBus route 17) travels along Route 1 from the D.C. line to IKEA in College Park with a stop at the College Park MetroRail station. The fare is $1.25, or free for children under 5, senior citizens or handicapped. It is also free for elementary, high school and UMD students, faculty and staff with ID. View TheBus (Route1Ride) for fares and times.
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