ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A bike share program, open to anyone for short one-way trips around parts of the city, will be discussed at an open house Thursday night.
The purpose of the program is to make the city more ‘cycle friendly’ by allowing people to borrow a bike and ride to another part of the city.
Supporters of the program say it will help to create a bicycling culture in the city by allowing people who have not been on a bike in years to try it out again.
Over 30 cities, including Kansas City, Denver and Houston, already have bike share programs. Supporters of the programs say, from a safety standpoint the bike share programs have a much better record than people using their own bikes.
Great Rivers Greenway has been conducting a feasibility study to determine if there is enough interest, and money, to support a bike share program in St. Louis. Great Rivers Greenway says they have heard from around 1,500 people about the goals and barriers surrounding the program.
Program organizers will be at the Schlafly Library Branch at Euclid and Lindell in the Central West End from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. to explain the bike share program and get feedback from residents.