City of Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes, and UWM Installing 17 New Bike Sharing Stations
New installations in October to more than double existing number of stations
Seventeen new Bublr Bikes stations are being installed in October around the City of Milwaukee, more than doubling the 11 bike sharing stations already in place. Installation of the 17 new stations will continue through early October, with all stations operational by mid-October, weather permitting. The new stations are the result of partnerships between the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works, Bublr Bikes, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
“Milwaukee continues to move forward on growing the Bublr bike share system,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “We are excited to partner with UWM to install additional stations, and to expand into more Milwaukee neighborhoods to give more residents and visitors the opportunity to bicycle around our city for work, school, and play.”
The 17 additional stations will extend Bublr Bikes’ presence to new locations north, south and west of current bike share stations. The new sites include:
- Lakefront Brewery – N. Commerce & N. Holton
- South 6th St. & W. Virginia
- Central Library, North 8th & W. Wisconsin Ave.
- Hillside Terrace – N. 6th & W. Galena
Several of the new stations will be celebrated at events later this month.
Bike share stations by the numbers:
- 11 installed by Summer 2015
- 17 new installations in Fall 2015
- TOTAL: 28 bike share stations
The City received a $1.6 million federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant to install approximately 30 new Bublr Bike share stations in 2015 and 2016. Twelve of the new stations are funded with CMAQ dollars. The five remaining stations are funded privately by Bublr Bikes, which is operating the UWM-area stations through an investment of student segregated fees approved by the Student Senate. Bublr Bikes continues to actively seek community partners to raise private funds for more bike stations and to support system operations.
For more information on Bublr Bikes bike sharing, go to www.bublrbikes.com.