August 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Proposed bike-share program would offer 500 bikes at launch
Seattle Times news partner Seattle Bike Blog has outlined the details for a bike-share program in the city that would be launched as soon as late summer 2013.
Here are some of the key elements of the plan, according to the blog post:
• Puget Sound Bike Share likely to be a non-profit organization.
• The launch would include 500 bikes at 50 stations downtown and nearby neighborhoods such as the U-District and Capitol Hill. That would be followed by 600 more bikes to complete Phase 1.
• Challenges for the plan: the state’s law requiring bike helmets; locating the bike stations.
• Membership costs could be $5 a day, $30 a month or $75 a year.
For a map of possible station locations and other information about the plan, see Seattle Bike Blog’s post.
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