UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are launching a new TravelSmart benefit to provide a free, first-year bike share membership to students, faculty and staff with med center email addresses.
Bike sharing systems allow members to easily unlock, ride and return bikes and electric pedal-assist bikes at a network of docking stations around the city. Omaha’s bike share system, Heartland B-cycle, features about 70 stations throughout the city.
Because there are a limited number of free Heartland B-cycle memberships available, interested students, faculty and staff should sign up as soon as possible — first via TravelSmart and then through the Heartland B-cycle app using a special promo code. Detailed instructions for how to sign up for the free membership are provided below and also on the LiveGreen TravelSmart website.
Please note that new members will be required to input credit card information but will not be charged except in the event that they check out a bike for longer than 60 minutes. The med center program covers all costs associated with trips under one hour. Heartland B-cycle will never auto-renew the membership by charging the card on file.
How to sign up for a free Heartland B-cycle membership: