RVA bike-share program aims for summer opening

by | Feb 25, 2016 | POLITICS

Bike share systems aim to reduce car traffic and increase bike use in cities like DC and NYC, and RVA is looking to be next on the list of places where the service is available.


Bike share systems aim to reduce car traffic and increase bike use in cities like DC and NYC, and RVA is looking to be next on the list of places where the service is available.

According to the Times-Dispatch, the city has signed a $393,000 contract with Bewegen, a Canadian company, which provided a temporary bike-share system for the city during the UCI race last year.

The city is expected to receive just over 200 bikes and have 20 docking stations located around the Fan, Museum District, Scotts Addition, Browns Island and more spots around town.

More details via the TD:

Typical prices in other bike-share systems are about $75 for an annual membership, $15 for a three-day pass, and $6 for a one-day pass.

“We’re expecting the program to be well-received much like the pilot was well-received,” Hawley said. “It kind of just makes sense with where we are with our bike master plan and our overall efforts to make the city more bike and pedestrian friendly.”

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner




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