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Public Invited to Weigh In on RTC Bike Share Study


Denver Bike Share Station. Image: Wikipedia Commons.

The Regional Transportation Commission is holding an open house Tuesday, August 18, 2015 to gain input on a potential bike share program in Washoe County.

The goal of the meeting, one of a series already held, is to determine whether a bike share program is viable in Washoe County.

According to pedbikeinfo.org, “Bike sharing is an innovative transportation program, 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.”

See a map below of bike shares from around the world from Bikesharingmap.com.

A Reno-area study is being conducted that has identified a “preliminary bike share system size, the estimated costs and the proposed bike share station focal points or locations.”

The next step, according to RTC, is to determine costs and implementation.

According to a statement sent by RTC’s Public Information Officer Joe Harrington, “the study will identify costs, goals and performance measures. Encouraging transportation, other than in vehicles, promotes health and keeps our air cleaner. The study is part of the RTC’s on-going commitment to encourage green trips and maintain the region’s status as a bicycle friendly community.”

The open house is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Discovery Museum.

Information: http://rtc-bikeshare.com.

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.