Did you know? · Most trips people take are two miles or less
Perhaps as soon as February 2019 the City Council will take up bikeshare. Bikeshare is a service that provides bicycles for shared use to individuals on a short-term basis for a price.
Will you try bikeshare for short distances? Take this poll.
Other cities report a long list of bikeshare benefits:
- Bikeshare helps solve the “first and last mile problems” associated with bus and rail public transit
- Reductions to vehicle emissions
- Health benefits
- Reduced congestion and fuel consumption, and
- Financial savings for individuals
Docked or dockless, electric?
Today all new bikeshare implementations are dockless – use it then leave it where your ride ends, all for a modest monthly fee.
According to Alta Planning, "with dockless systems, bicycles can be parked within a defined district at a bike rack or along the sidewalk. Dockless bikes can be located and unlocked using a smartphone app."
Electric bicycles are increasingly popular with bikeshare riders.