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Bublr Bikes Names New Executive Director

James Davies takes the handlebars of the growing nonprofit

By - Aug 9th, 2019 02:38 pm
James Davies. Photo courtesy of Bublr Bikes.

James Davies. Photo courtesy of Bublr Bikes.

Milwaukee August 9, 2019 – Bublr Bikes announced James Davies has been named executive director of Greater Milwaukee’s local nonprofit bikeshare program, Bublr Bikes. Davies, a lawyer and bicycle advocate, has served as Bublr’s Senior Director of Operations and Planning for the past two years. He succeeds Sally Sheperdson, Bublr’s first executive director.

“The Bublr Board of Directors sees an opportunity to have a big influence on micro-mobility in the Greater Milwaukee area and are thrilled to have James lead us into our next stage of growth,” said Michele Bria, Bublr’s Board President. “We are excited about this appointment and look forward to working with James.”

Davies’ hiring comes as Bublr looks forward to the expansion of the bikeshare program in 2020, which will include 26 new stations in Milwaukee. The addition of e-assist bikes into the fleet will be another innovation to be launched next year. The organization is also positioning itself to best to serve the Democrat National Convention in 2020.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Bublr Bikes. Bublr is ready to live up to its vision and build on the tremendous momentum of the past five years. I look forward to being part of the effort to bring Bublr to the next level, making a positive difference in our communities with our reliable and trusted bikeshare program,” Davies said.

Davies joined Bublr in 2014. He holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An avid cyclist, he lives in South Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie and their daughter Morgan.

About Bublr Bikes: Bublr Bikes is a local non-profit serving Milwaukee, Shorewood, Wauwatosa and West Allis with 88 stations and 700 bikes. Over 90,000 trips were taken on Bublr bikes in 2018. The system is supported by funding from the municipalities, sponsors and donors.

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