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Michigan Confirms Launch of First State Bike-Share Program in Ann Arbor

Excerpt from Ann Arbor

Aug 09, 2013 7:59 am

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From New York to Ann Arbor, critics argue city infrastructure is not ready while supporters push the health and environmental benefits of bike-shares. Supporters are winning out with more than 20 U.S. bike-share programs running or in the works.

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Commuters wait at the Central Campus Transit Center for the next bus at the University of Michigan. Gerard R. Ford School of Public Policy / Flickr


The Ann Arbor City Council voted 9-2 Thursday night to move forward with launching a community bike sharing program by next April.

Stations will be located in and around downtown and the University of Michigan campus.

B-cycle has been selected as the vendor and will be providing the bicycles and other equipment. B-cycle systems are operational in 18 communities across the U.S., including Boulder, Colo., and Madison, Wis.

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