The Bicycle Sharers
On Monday B-Cycle did a bike-sharing demo in the Third Ward. Soon, 25 bike sharing stations could be spread through Downtown.
On Monday B-Cycle brought bike-sharing to the Historic Third Ward. B-Cycle setup a demonstration station in Catalano Square, which allowed the public to learn about bike-sharing, and take a bike-sharing bicycle out for test ride. In fact the ART Milwaukee / NEWaukee dynamic duo of Jeremy Fojut and Ian Abston took a couple of bikes out for what appeared to be an enjoyable ride.
Bike-sharing utilizes a system of kiosks from which individuals can rent, through a membership, bicycles for short trips. These kiosks are generally spaced out within a downtown to allow a user to ride for 30 minutes and then drop a bike off at a kiosk. This makes the system appealing for users needing to run an errand over lunch hour, a tourist going from the Convention Center to perhaps the Milwaukee Art Museum, or even a night owl looking to pop downtown for an evening on the town while leaving the car home.