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Old 05-24-2018, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs' first bike share program preparing to roll out

Colorado Springs' first bike share program preparing to roll out | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

"PikeRide will have 208 smart bicycles available for residents and tourists to rent by mid- or late June, said Jolie NeSmith, the program's executive director. Those bicycles - outfitted with GPS and timers - were delivered to the program's warehouse Monday and the push to assemble them begins this week, she said.

Multiple volunteers have stepped up to build them but more are needed, NeSmith said. Dozens of kiosks and hubs and hundreds of bike docks also need to be ready for the program's launch . Anyone interested in helping can contact them through the group's Facebook page, she said.

The bikes will be available for rent in the city's center, a 12-square-mile area within the Legacy Loop, NeSmith said. They can be rented at kiosks and users can lock them at bike stations in the area where the next user can pick them up, she said."


This could create an interesting opportunity to see the area from a different perspective. I hope it works.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Aurora is the first city in Colorado to allow "dockless" bike share. Dockless means the bikes are staged free-standing anywhere within the city, and not locked in a centralized rack system (easy access). You must have a smart phone with GPS to find a bike near you, unlock it and pay the $1 per half-hour fee. These colorful Aurora bikes are everywhere...street corners, private yards, trail-heads, public sidewalks and parks.


How well does the Aurora system work? I spend several hours riding my personal bike in and around Aurora every week. In over a year of watching this system in action, I have NEVER seen ANYONE riding one of these share-bikes. Good luck COS...



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Old 05-24-2018, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Some Aurora residents fed up with dockless bikes left in street | FOX31 Denver
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Its a neat idea, but the whole docked format and cost may kill it. I think tourism in downtown Cos may be a bit more of an attraction than in Aurora, but we'll see where it goes.

FWIW, my daughter's volleyball team used them a couple of times on a recent visit to Dallas.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:07 AM
 
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Might be a good way to tool around Garden of the Gods Park, OCC, Manitou, downtown, etc.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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Its a neat idea, but the whole docked format and cost may kill it. I think tourism in downtown Cos may be a bit more of an attraction than in Aurora, but we'll see where it goes.

FWIW, my daughter's volleyball team used them a couple of times on a recent visit to Dallas.
Its not a true docking format, the bike just has to be locked up.
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