Bike Sharing: Coming to Your Town?

14 Jan

If there were bicycles for rent in various points around your town, would you ride more often? Would you use a shared bike program for short trips to the bank, the coffee shop, the deli, the train station? Bike sharing has quickly attracted attention as an effective complement to public transportation. It increases mobility options, gets more Americans biking and enhances the overall transportation networks in our cities and towns.

Bike sharing involves a network of bicycles and stations, where a member or renter can check out a bike from a station and return it to any other station within the network. When planned well, these systems complement existing transportation systems by offering users an option for quick and reliable one-way trips.

Bike sharing is an innovative transportation solution, ideal for short-distance, point-to-point trips. These systems provide users the ability to pick up a bicycle at any self-serve bike station and return it to any other bike station located within the service area. Additional information on bike sharing can be found at the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center at: www.bicyclinginfo.org/promote/bikeshare.cfm?/bikeshare.

So would you participate in a bike share program?

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