Columbus Seeks Input For Location, Colors For Bike Share System


Columbus is asking for help deciding where in downtown to put its bike share kiosks.

The bike share program, announced by Mayor Michael Coleman in November, is designed to allow users to rent bikes while in the city.

Columbus has invested almost $2.3 million in the program, which will include 30 stations and 300 rentable bikes.

But where they can be rented is being left up to the public.

According to a release from the City of Columbus, users can suggest up to five locations where they would like to see kiosks built by going online and placing pins on an electronic map within the downtown core under consideration for the project.

Any pins placed in exterior areas will be logged and considered for future project expansion.

The locations will be considered for practicality, special requirement and visibility, and a final plan detailing station locations is expected to be completed in March.

Installation of the stations is expected to begin over the summer.

Users are also encouraged to submit suggestions for an official name and color scheme for the bike share system online, and the person who submits the best name will win a year’s program membership.

Submissions will be accepted until Feb. 29

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