Bike-sharing is coming to Milwaukee!
Bike-sharing is coming to Milwaukee, or at least to Discovery World for a limited time. On Thursday June 23rd, from 11am-2pm, B-Cycle, a partnership between Humana, Trek Bicycle and Crispin Porter + Bogusky, will be bringing their 5-bike, demonstration station to Discovery World. Representatives of B-Cycle will give a presentation, allow people to test ride the B-Cycle bikes, and use an operational docking station. B-Cycle has rolled out bike-sharing in Denver, Chicago, Des Moines, San Antonio, Kailua, Boulder, Madison, Omaha and Madison.
Milwaukee’s neighboring cities of Minneapolis, Chicago, and Madison have recently implemented bike-sharing systems. Just recently Madison installed a starter B-Cycle system of 300 bicycles. Chicago started with a small system of 100 bicycles and six stations, but continues to expand the system. And even very cold weather Minneapolis implemented a bike-sharing system. A system that started with 65 stations with 700 bicycles, and due to high utilization added an additional 40 stations in short order. Minneapolis, Chicago, and Madison show that even a cold weather city can implement a bike-sharing system, is Milwaukee next?