CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gotcha announced today it will make all of its bike share systems free on Tuesday, November 6th to help voters roll to the polls during the midterm elections. Gotcha believes mobility is freedom and wants to empower Americans with choice and convenience by offering free rides to the polls in one proprietary app.
Gotcha no longer wants transportation to be the barrier between voting or sitting on the democratic sidelines. The public will be able to access Gotcha's bike shares nationwide for free by using the promotional code, VOTE18, for one day only on November 6th. Use the hashtags #RideGotcha and #ibikeivote on social media to encourage others to let freedom ride.
According to The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, transportation is a significant barrier to voting, especially among college students and young adults. Regardless of education or other demographic differences, 29% of all youth (ages 18 – 29) in the survey cited it as a reason why they didn't vote. 15% went so far as to call it a major deciding factor.
"The public can have an impact on the decisions of this country by voting and if transportation is an obstacle, we want to do everything we can to remove those barriers," said Sean Flood, CEO and founder of Gotcha. "Gotcha is encouraging Americans to exercise their right to vote by providing free, accessible bike rides for the midterm elections."
For more information on Roll to the Polls and a list of Gotcha's bike share locations nationwide, please visit RollToThePolls.com.
Gotcha promo codes and free rides are offered in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, subject to Gotcha's terms and conditions, and is not intended to induce, nor is it conditioned on, the act of voting or voting for or against any particular candidate or measure.
Gotcha. (2018). GOTCHA ENCOURAGES VOTERS TO ROLL TO THE POLLS [Press release]. Retrieved from https://civicyouth.org/why-youth-dont-vote-differences-by-race-and-education/.
Gotcha is the only mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company offering three sustainable micro-transit products – 100%-electric ride share, customized dockless bike share, and electric scooters – through a proprietary, app-based platform. Gotcha empowers communities to lead happier, more productive lives through alternative forms of transportation specifically designed for each market served. Gotcha currently operates 30+ systems on college campuses and in cities across the US. For more information, visit www.ridegotcha.com, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 843.647.7342.