Cincinnati considering a bikeshare program

Bikesharing is a program that allows individuals to rent a bicycle from a kiosk, usually in an urban area for short distance transportation.
According to wikipedia, as of last year, there were 136 bikesharing programs in 165 cities around the world, with estimated fleet of 237,000 bicycles.
Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C. has 1,670 bicycles operating from 175 stations and is known as the largest bike sharing service in the United States.
The city of Cincinnati is considering a bikeshare and is asking for input on where it should place bike share stations. There is a map where you insert a pointer to make your suggestion. The deadline to give input is August 10. The site allows you see to see the suggestions that others have made so it is pretty interesting reading. Cincinnati has “an uphill battle” to be a bicycle friendly city! I hope the bikes they get have a really, really BIG first gear!
I wonder if the bikeshare bicycles will have racks and panniers? What about helmets?
At Capital Bikeshare its BYOH but they do provide a list of where you can purchase a helmet with a discount for Capital Bikeshare members.

Capital Bikeshare rental station near McPherson Square Metro (WMATA) station, downtown Washington, D.C. PHOTO: Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz

Two people ride Capital Bikeshare bicycles in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC.
Whooops forgot the helmets again!
PHOTO: Ben Schumin

 

Aerial view of Capital Bikeshare automated rental station near Pentagon City Metro St, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA. PHOTO: Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz

On Cincinnati's bike share map some fella named "Lance" suggests a bikeshare station on top of Straight Street.
He didn't leave his last name!
PHOTO: Google Maps Street View

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3 Responses to Cincinnati considering a bikeshare program

  1. ostara says:

    looks like a bar Lance wants to get home from

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