• Posted Sep 5, 2010
Des Moines, IA The Bike Share Revolution is Here! Des Moines is just the fourth community in the USA to initiate a bike-sharing program. And, we're pretty darned proud. The Des Moines B-cycle pilot program officially rolled out at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 with 18 bikes and 4 downtown kiosks. View map. Come join us for the Des Moines B-cycle Public Launch Party at 10:00 am on Wednesday, Sept. 8. (see details below) Check out for more details. If you’ve missed articles about popular European bike-sharing programs, here’s what it’s about: Des Moines B-cycle brings you closer to the Des Moines of tomorrow with safe, inexpensive ways to improve personal mobility and reduce urban congestion and pollution. Become a member and track your miles, carbon offset, calories burned, and transportation dollars saved. Think of bike-sharing as a Red Box for bikes. Become a member and pick up a bike where you need it. Run an errand. Meet your sweetie for lunch. Check out the Center Street Bridge, Then return to the same kiosk or drop off at another. The fleet bikes are designed for rides of 1 to 3 miles. In Denver and Minneapolis, the most popular use of the bikes is for the first and last mile of a commute that combines public transportation. Let's see how things unfold in Des Moines. (kiosk by Principal Park) (bikes at kiosk by Principal Park) Des Moines B-cycle is operated by Des Moines Bicycle Collective and sponsored by Wellmark, DriveTime Des Moines, City of Des Moines, Polk County Health Department, Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, Polk County, Principal Financial Group, Nationwide and DART.

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