Zagster, a company that provides turnkey bike sharing services, has partnered with BWI Marshall to provide bicycles to travelers, employees and members of the public. A total of 10 self-serve, reservable bikes are now available outside the airport’s International Terminal, near the BWI Marshall Airport Light Rail stop. Zagster riders pay a daily rate of $5 for up to 12 hours of use. Customers may also purchase a monthly pass for $15 or an annual pass for $50.
Riders can use the bicycles by downloading the Zagster Mobile App, available for iPhone and Android, or online at www.zagster.com. To use the Mobile App, riders simply enter the bike’s unique ID number they wish to use, and an access code for the lock box is provided. Riders may use the code throughout the duration of their rental to lock and unlock the bike anywhere along their trip. Once the bike is returned to the Zagster location at BWI Marshall, the touch of a button ends the rental and releases the bike for the next rider.
BWI Marshall offers a 12.5 mile scenic outdoor trail that encircles the Airport property. The BWI Trail, which was completed in 1994, is an outstanding recreational resource for visitors and the local community. BWI Marshall was the first major U.S. airport to offer a dedicated hiker-biker trail. The trail connects hikers, bicyclists, walkers and joggers to the Airport, community resources, public transportation and other area recreation facilities.
BWI Marshall has added three large charging stations to power passengers’ electronic devices. The Airport converted three banks of old pay phones to the new charging stations. The three new charging stations are all located on Concourse D. In total, the charging stations offer 184 new outlets and USB ports for passengers to charge their cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other personal electronics. The specific locations for the new charging stations are: adjacent to Gate D7, across the Greene Turtle restaurant; adjacent to Gate D20, across from the food court; and adjacent to Gate D23, near the Be Relax spa.
The new charging stations on Concourse D are part of a continuing, multi-phase effort by BWI Marshall to add charging capacity for travelers. Additional charging stations throughout the terminal are expected to be in place later in 2014.