Bike sharing kicks-off in Dayton!
On May 5, 2015 Dayton joined the collection of more than 25 cities across the U.S. with bike share transportation systems.
Link Dayton Bike Share features 24 strategically located stations, all within an approximate two mile radius of downtown Dayton. Each station contains six to fifteen bikes, totaling more than 200 bikes. Customers – who range from one-day users to annual subscribers – unlock the bikes and may ride to any other station or back to the original location at the end of their short trip.
Bike sharing offers several economic, livability, transportation, environmental, and health benefits to the businesses, employees, visitors and residents in downtown Dayton and surrounding neighborhoods. It reduces the carbon footprint and frustration with moving a car and parking.
Over the past year, a team of a dozen partners secured a $1 million federal grant for the project capital and designed an operational model for the program. The Greater Dayton RTA maintains the bike share equipment and balances the distribution of bikes across the network to ensure racks a emptied when full and bike are always available for use. Bike Miami Valley handles customer memberships, organizational partnerships, education, as well as marketing and promotions.
How can my organization get involved?
Bike sharing offers several opportunities for partnership. Learn more by contacting:
Laura Estandia, Executive Director at 937-496-3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the feasibility of bike sharing in Dayton, visit Dayton Bike Share Study