Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Denver is (Mile-)High on Bike-sharing
Today The Denver Post reports that Denver Mayor Hickenlooper announced the launch of the Denver B-Cycle bike-sharing program which will start off with 30 bikes for city employees and expand to the general public by this summer with 500 bikes and between 30 - 40 stations. The goal is 1,000 bikes and 70 stations by Summer 2010. This program is a direct result of the Humana and Bikes Belong’s Freewheel!n Presidential Conventions initiative from this summer. The initial group of 30 bikes and associated stations was donated by Humana and B-cycle.
Top image caption: Former Denver City Councilwoman and Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee Chair Elbra Wedgeworth (center) presenting a check for $1 million to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (right) and Ken Gart (left), a local businessman and Chair of the non-profit organization that will administer the bike-sharing program. The money will be used to cover initial startup and maintenance costs for the Denver B-cycle bike sharing program.
image credit: Andrew Duvall