April 26, 2010
Bike Sharing comes to Denver
Bike sharing is a new way for people to get out of their cars, and use bicycles to get around town.
It is a world-wide phenomenon.
The idea is that you pick up a bike at a bike sharing station, in the city, and drop it off when you’re done, at the same one, or another more convenient.
Talk about a simple, clean and affordable program!
Now one has been set up in Denver, Colorado.
It was formed with the encouragement of the mayor with the notion of supporting, and carrying out certain aspects of city transportation plans.
With over 350 miles of bike routes, and trails, in the area they believe the program will be quite populare with natives, and tourists.
On their FAQ Page they list 14 benefits to Bike Sharing.
First, let me say that I absolutely LOVE the bike sharing concept.
However, I'm a little taken aback by the cost structure.
Perhaps my head has been in the sand about how these programs typically work, but I expected less expensive rates.
For $65 for a yearly membership (yes, there are other options), PLUS usage fees, I'd be better off just buying a bike if I didn't already have one.
Yes, there are convenience issues to take into account, but my initial reaction is that I wouldn't be a user/customer.
That said, I hope it's wildly successful.
Posted by: three wheel bike | May 2, 2010 6:28:49 PM
I live in Denver and I love the bike program!
They are free for the first 28 minutes and the stations are conveniently located 28 minutes away from each other so if you planned it out correctly you wouldn't end up paying anything.
A pretty great deal if you ask me.
Posted by: Vanessa | Oct 28, 2010 4:44:21 PM