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

5 comments:

Jenni said...

So, how's this going so far, any feedback?

Paul DeMaio said...

Hi Jenni,

I've read the city employee program is going well. It's only used a bit as there are few bikes, but as much as was expected.

Paul

Manson Wilger said...

Tonight's speaker at the Wynkoop Sustainability Lecture Series in Denver talked about the program: http://bit.ly/1ltAFs

ajay said...

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