Fairfield's new bike-sharing program ready to roll

FAIRFIELD — Spring will really get rolling when the town’s free bike sharing program hit the road April 21.

Fairfield BikeShare, a program initiated by the town’s Health Department and the Fairfield Public Library, is being sponsored by Fairfield and Sacred Heart universities.

The bright red bicycles, with a rendering of the Penfield Reef lighthouse, will be available at Zane’s Cycles, 1215 Post Road. The color was chosen by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee.

There are 10 bikes available, according to Health Director Sands Cleary, and they are custom-designed, with three speeds, for easy use.

Seed money to start the program came from a state health services block grant.

Users will need to supply a driver’s license or state photo ID, along with a credit card, to use one of the bicycles. Bikes will be available during regular store hours at Zane’s from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the program, visit www.fairfieldct.org/bikeshare or contact Santina Jaronko at the Health Department at 203-256-3150 or sjaronko@fairfieldct.org .