From the 50 Corridor TMA Communter Connections newsletter:
Bike Share recommendation advances to City Councils
This month, both the Rancho Cordova and Folsom City Councils will hear the 50 Corridor Bike Share Task Force recommendations in for launching a new bikeshare program using LimeBike as the program provider.
The Rancho Cordova City Council is expected to vote on the recommendation at its February 20 meeting which starts at 6 p.m. The Folsom City Council will consider the recommendation on February 27 during its meeting which starts at 6:30 p.m.
A representative of LimeBike will make a presentation to the Folsom City Council.
Should both councils approve the recommendation, bike share should be available on the 50 Corridor by early April.
LimeBike features a dockless system – allowing users to park bikes at whatever destination is convenient. The cost is expected to be $1 for 30 minutes, although a variety of pricing options will be available, including monthly subscription rates. Electric assist bikes will also be available for $1 to unlock the bike and $1 per every 10 minutes.
The main goal of employing bike share along the 50 Corridor is to address first mile/last mile connections for Regional Transit’s Gold Light Rail Line. However, bikes can be used for any kind of trip. And because the bikes are not linked to a particular rack (or dock), they can operate anywhere along the corridor where a need exists.
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The City of Rancho Cordova was awarded bronze level status in the League of American Bicyclist’s Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) program. Rancho is the first of the communities within the new Bicycle Friendly 50 effort, though Folsom had earlier achieved silver status. The Bicycle Friendly 50 group, including 50 Corridor TMA and the city hosted two […]
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