PVPC Seeks Public Input for Bike Share Survey Text Size
Bike sharing is an alternative mode of urban transportation that stands readily available at central locations and can be used for a fee, free from the worries of ownership of the bicycles. Bike sharing is ideal for short distance point-to-point trips providing users the ability to pick up a bicycle at any self-serve bike-station and return it to any other bike station located within the system’s service area. Successful Bike Share programs have been launched in many cities around the U.S. and the world, notably Hubway in Boston and Citi Bike in New York City.
Since the beginning of 2014 with the assistance of the Commonwealth’s DLTA funds, the PVPC has been working collaboratively with four (4) communities (Holyoke, Springfield, Amherst, and Northampton) and several area colleges (UMASS Amherst, Springfield College, Springfield Technical Community College, Mt. Holyoke College, Hampshire College, Amherst College, and Smith College) to bring bike share to the Pioneer Valley. The end result was a completed feasibility study for establishing a pilot-scale Regional Bike Share program. This year, the PVPC is expanding the project into Phase II and will continue to collaborate with stakeholders to bring bike share to the region.
Posted on July 14, 2015 by tromboletti