From the Go-Boulder Website:
The City has partnered with Boulder Bike Sharing, a newly formed, local nonprofit that will be operating as Boulder B-cycle, to bring a public bike sharing system to our community. Boulder B-cycle will own, manage and maintain the system. It is scheduled to launch in May 2011, with 200 bikes and 25 stations stretching from the Downtown corridor to 29th Street.
The City has garnered a $250,000 federal grant for the bike-share program, and Boulder B-cycle will begin a grassroots fundraising and sponsorship campaign in November to raise the rest of the necessary funds. Visit boulderbcycle.com for more information.
A public bikeshare system will help meet the sustainability goals established by the City of Boulder by reducing single-occupant vehicle trips, vehicle miles of travel and transportation-related emissions. Other goals of the program are to:
- Increase use and awareness of Boulder's award-winning bikeway system;
- Create new bicycle commuters;
- Expand community partnerships in support of bicycling as an active, fun and convenient transportation mode; and
- Leverage city contribution and commitment of the program with community-based sponsorship revenues.
The City of Boulder/GO Boulder hosted a public open house to introduce Boulder B-cycle and its community bike-sharing strategy on Tuesday, Feb.1. At the open house, GO Boulder and Boulder B-cycle solicited public input from the community on the bike-share concept including proposed station locations.