Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bikeshare program


I hope this cool new addition to our urban landscape is able to sustain itself financially. It makes so much sense. And, after all, Minneapolis was recently named the best biking city in the United States.
It was a light drizzle and a chorus of trilling bike bells for this afternoon’s launch of Nice Ride Minnesota, the city’s brand new bike-sharing program, which allows users to rent public bikes for short jaunts through town. According to officials, by the end of the day, the program’s 65 kiosks will be activated, stocked with 700 bikes and ready for use. Nice Ride is currently the largest bike-sharing program in the nation. It will grow to 1,000 bikes in 75 kiosks by the end of summer.