DDA develops bike share program – Board OKs spending $5K on downtown program that will roll out in April
A pilot program sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority/Main Street will help people discover the joys of bicycle riding.
Tuesday, the DDA board unanimously approved spending $5,000 to develop a pilot bike share program.
Called ReRide, the pilot is planned for April 1-Oct. 31. DDA then will evaluate it to decide whether to continue it the following year.
The goals are: to promote a healthy lifestyle, get more people downtown and to other parts of the community, and provide transportation, Amy Surdam said. She is the executive director of DDA/Main Street, a group that promotes economic development for businesses downtown.
People will be able to borrow a bicycle for free at one of seven stations, or hubs, downtown and nearby. When they’re done, they can return the bicycle to one of the hubs.