After 4,000 rides and 1,450 members in first week, Pronto is throwing a party tonight

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.04.17 AMWhat do you do to celebrate the launch of an entirely new form of public transportation in Seattle? THROW A DANCE PARTY OF COURSE!

You are invited to the #peopleforpronto party tonight at Hotel Max. There will be Peddler Brewing beer, dance music and a bunch of cool people who are just now recovering from the exhausting couple months they just had permitting and installing 50 stations and building 500 bikes.

And the system appears to be a hit. The Seattle PI reports that people took 4,000 rides and bought 1,450 annual memberships in just the first week. Not too shabby!

I’ve been loving Pronto. Be looking out for my initial thoughts on the system and where it is headed next in an upcoming post.

In the meantime, be sure to RSVP for the Pronto party if you’re gonna go.

Details from Pronto:

HELLO, SEATTLE! YOU’VE ASKED FOR BIKE SHARE, AND WE’VE DELIVERED – PRONTO! 50 STATIONS AND 500 BIKES HIT THE STREETS OF THE EMERALD CITY ON OCTOBER 13TH AND WE COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED TO CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF SEATTLE’S VERY OWN BIKE SHARE SYSTEM.

Now it’s party time! We’ve partnered with PeopleForBikes, Zipcar and Timbuk2 Seattle to throw one heck of a celebration for a job well done inside the artist loft at Hotel Max!

– Enjoy a cold one from our pals at Peddler Brewing and Jones Soda

– Dance the night away with tunes by LA Kendall & DJ Skiddle

– Say no to unflattering selfies and let Happymatic work their Photobooth magic (and take home a some memories)

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3 Responses to After 4,000 rides and 1,450 members in first week, Pronto is throwing a party tonight

  1. Alkibkr says:

    2 free beers! had to walk to the bus stop to avoid drinking and riding. Thank you Pronto!

  2. It would be nice if Pronto released statistics on per station usage. 4000 rides is about one ride per bike per day which I suppose is OK but I would love to know what other cities rides/bike/day numbers are and what we should shoot for. I’m particularly interested in per station numbers and how Pronto might use these statistics to move or place new stations in the future. I would love for any future rollout to be a data driven process.

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