St. John’s is back and better than ever! While we are all still navigating life post-lockdown and changes that have made student life difficult, SGi is always striving to improve the student experience. In the absence of the shuttle service, and receiving feedback on how accommodating it was, Student Government, Inc., has taken the initiative to introduce Wheels to campus!
Wheels is a shared and electronically powered micro-mobility program offering transportation to, from, and around campus within a 1.5 mile radius of St. John’s. Although the bike’s speed can scale towards 25 mph on general roads, the maximum speed permitted on campus grounds is 10 mph as the Queens campus is a “No Ride Zone.” In effort to facilitate the learning process for using the bikes, every student’s first ride per their account will be a maximum speed of 8 mph.
Furthermore, Wheels and Student Government, Inc. is offering free unlocks until October 3 (savings of $1 per ride) and a Semester Pass for only $100. The Semester Pass will provide you with $125 in riding credits (20% savings) plus free unlocks until the end of the year. Don't worry if you run out of credits before the end of the semester — you can load your wallet up at a discount in the Wheels app while still receiving free unlocks. The link to access the semester pass is located below, and will be live starting September 30, 2021.
To get started, download the Wheels app (App Store / Google Play), register with your "stjohns.edu” email, enter your phone number, enter your credit or debit card details, and scan the QR code on the handlebars of the device you want to use. The Wheels app displays available nearby devices on campus to make it easy to locate. At the end of your ride, you will want to park at the identified parking locations in the app and out of the public right-of-way.