City of Milwaukee to Host A Public Information Meeting For Proposed New Bublr Bike Sharing Station Locations
Meeting will showcase locations of upcoming Bublr Bikes stations.
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW), in partnership with Bublr Bikes, will host a public information meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015 to discuss installing approximately 30 proposed new bike sharing stations over the next two years in and adjacent to Milwaukee downtown neighborhoods, where 11 Bublr Bike stations already are in operation.
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. Rules for using federal transportation funding for this project require that the proposed station locations must be reviewed for historic and various environmental impacts, and then approved by the State of Wisconsin before installation. The City also must share the proposed station locations with the public for comment.
In addition to the approximately 30 stations proposed using federal funding, six (6) more stations will be installed on and near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus in 2015. These bike share stations will be funded with UWM student segregated fees – $300,000 approved by the Student Senate.
Bublr Bikes is also actively seeking community partners to raise private funds for more bike stations and to support system operations.
“I am proud of the progress we have made since the Bublr Bike launch in 2014,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “We are excited to move forward with bike share station expansion into more neighborhoods in Milwaukee so more residents and visitors have the opportunity to bicycle around our city for work, school, and play.”
Monday, July 20th, 2015
4:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Open house format
5:00 p.m. – Welcome by Mayor Barrett
6:00 P.M. – Repeat of same presentation
Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, 1st floor meeting room
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