Cincy to start bike-share program this summer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati visitors and residents soon will have a new way to get around downtown and the trendy Over-the-Rhine Historic District.

Starting this summer, more than 200 bikes will be available at 20 stations throughout the two neighborhoods for a daily or annual fee.

The bike-share program will be one of many throughout the United States, including New York, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco and Phoenix.

Columbus also has one while Cleveland is exploring the possibility. The University of Toledo is working on one, too.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1bZGM0M) that Cincy Bike Share Inc. is working on raising the $1.4 million needed for the stations and bicycles, and then about $500,000 annually for operations.

Annual memberships would run between $75 and $85. Daily use would cost $7 to $8.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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