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