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Raleigh considers bike share program

Posted March 20, 2014

Beginning the bike portion of the Raleigh IRONMAN 70.3 at Jordan Lake on Sunday, June 2, 2013. (Photo by Jack Tarr)

— Raleigh is studying whether it is worthwhile to create a program for residents to borrow and return bicycles from shared locations across the city.

A "bike share" program would "increase the use of bicycles for relatively short-range travel, reduce the negative impacts of single-occupancy vehicles, and encourage a shift to other modes of transportation," according to a city news release about the study.

Residents can chime in online, at www.bikeraleigh.org/bikeshare, in person at a forum April 10 at 6 p.m. in Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe St. in City Market, or by calling the Office of Transportation Planning at 919-996-2155.


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  • Confucius say Mar 20, 2014

    What happens when the bikes disappear because people aren't returning them? Does the Raleigh PD really have time to try to track down bikes?

  • AConservativePerson Mar 20, 2014

    And what about helmets being required? Who is going to foot the hospital bill if a bike is in an accident?