Public bike share programs are exploding in North America!
Originally posted on Footprint Magazine:
If you ever find yourself wishing you had a bike for an afternoon ride on the MKT trail or a downtown grocery run, there’s already a great, free solution – the Mizzou BikeShare program, launched this semester by the Missouri Students Association and the Sustainability Office.
The pilot program at the MU Student Center offered 20 bikes for free checkout by MU students. Even without advertising, the early reception has been outstanding. The Student Unions have logged more than 250 signed waivers and 1,000 checkouts, according to a Maneater article. Since its late-August launch, the program has operated at 90% of capacity, and is planning to double the number of bikes available.