Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bike Share: A slice of Paris in Chicago

By Mary Schmich

It's not every day that you can stroll down a Chicago sidewalk and think you've been magically zapped to Paris.
But I was cruising down Ohio Street Thursday when — zut alors! There was a row of rental-bike docks that looked a lot like Paris' famous Velib' stations.
Half a dozen guys were fiddling with the machines, making sure everything would work on Friday when Chicago debuts its first city bike-share program.
There are only 100 bikes and only six locations, but if this experiment works, bike-sharing could become a Chicago way of life.
To find out more, I called Josh Squire. He's the founder of Bike and Roll, which is managing the program.

Bike sharing in Chicago, by simonk
Bike shring in Chicago, photo by ambimb
Bike sharing in Chicago, photo by clarkmaxwell

more abour bicycle planning:

Metroradruhr: Germany's Ruhr Valley Inter-City Bike Sharing

Bike Parking: a Key Part of the Bicycle Planning Amenities

Innovative Urban Transport Concepts Moving from Theory to Practice

Short Skirt Protest Ride Happens Tonight

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