Minneapolis Rolls Out Bike Share
Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 01:55 PM
(Minneapolis, MN - Dan Olson, MPR News) - As of today, residents of the Twin Cities can zip around on two wheels with one of the nation's largest bike share programs. Seven hundred "Nice Ride" bikes are available for rent at 65 locations.
Nice Ride Minnesota Executive director Bill Dossett says downtown Minneapolis office workers are among his many potential customers. Dossett said many workers arrive downtown by transit. Instead of going to a nearby meeting by bus or train they can rent a bike for $5 or for a yearly subscription of $60.
"Another group that we've seen in other cities that really use bike share are students. So, you've got all those students at the University [of Minnesota], at Augsburg and other colleges around downtown," Dossett said. "You've got a lot of them use public transportation and having the bike as additional tool they can use with the bus is really a great asset to them. More.