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Public meetings set on upcoming Minneapolis bicycle sharing program

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Public meetings set on upcoming Minneapolis bicycle sharing program

The City of Minneapolis and City of Lakes Nordic Ski FoundationMinneapolis for short trips. have set three public meetings to present a draft plan that describes how bike sharing could work in the heart of

Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.
Calhoun Square Atrium, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE

Thursday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

For more information, visit the Twin Cities Bike Share Web site at www.twincitiesbikeshare.com.

The City of Minneapolis is working to bring public bicycle sharing to Minneapolis in 2009. Paris; Barcelona, Spain; Stockholm, SwedenEurope have shown successful ways to provide a bicycle sharing program that is both easy to use and viable for the long term.

A bicycle sharing system will:

Reduce traffic congestion, vehicle emissions and demand for parking.

Enhance our existing public transportation system by adding public bicycles to complete a trip (e.g., from the train station to the workplace) and allow short trips from the workplace without a car.

Expand the health and wellness benefits of bicycle transportation to everyone living or working in the center city.

Help city streets become environments where pedestrians and bicyclists feel safe and comfortable.

 

 

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