Denver bike share coming

Some 500 bikes will be available this summer at 30 to 40 stations around Denver. The Denver B-Cycle program got initial funding from a $1 million donation from the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee. “We are confident Denver B-Cycle will prove equally popular while improving our fitness levels and our environment,” said Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. “Our 358 miles of bike routes and trails combined with our 300 days of sunshine make Denver the perfect city in which to launch this citywide bike sharing system.”

Read more in the Denver Post.

See also Bike Denver B-Cycle launch event invitation.

See also — Denver transportation to focus on people, not cars: “A fundamental premise of the STP is that Denver must continue its growing trend towards relying on many modes of transportation, including walking, biking and using public transit in order to meet the transportation demands of the future.”

While I’m focusing on bicycling in Colorado:

  • Go Boulder is the city of Boulder transportation department resource site, where they proudly say, “In some places, people talk about the importance of using transportation options. Here, we walk the talk. Or bike it. Or bus it.”

  • Colorado Springs Cycling Club.
  • Bicycle Colorado is Colorado’s statewide bike advocacy group. They’re doing wonderful work with Safe Routes to School programs throughout the state. Bicycle Colorado reminds cyclists that you can dial *CSP from your cell phone to report road rage to the Colorado State Police.
  • Bike Fort Collins is the bike advocacy group in Fort Collins. The city of Fort Collins is pushing to go Platinum as a Bicycle Friendly Community.
  • I cut my teeth on bicycle advocacy with Bicycle Longmont. Good people there!

One comment

  • August 3, 2010 - 5:16 am | Permalink

    They have just launched a similar scheme in London – hopefully that will do well and other major cities will follow suit

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