Bike Sharing Public Input Meeting Set

December 12, 2014

Bike sharing is coming to Louisville. Our planned Bikeshare Program could launch as soon as next summer, making bikes available to all for short term use at about 30 sharing stations in and around downtown Louisville.

The public is invited to a meeting to talk about the idea, discuss tentatively selected station locations, and make suggestions for locations. The meeting is scheduled for December 16 at the Urban Design Studio, 507 S 3rd Street from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bike sharing is an innovative transportation program, ideal for short distance point-to-point trips providing users the ability to pick up a bicycle at any self-serve bike station and return it to any other bike station located within the system's service area. Prices are projected at $3 for a single use of 30 minutes or less, or $7 for unlimited trips totaling no more than 60 minutes within a 24-hour period.

We have selected CycleHop, a Miami Beach, Fla. company, to operate Louisville’s bike sharing network. CycleHop operates bike sharing networks in Florida, Arizona, Georgia, California and Ottawa, Canada. The company will fund the Louisville operation through user fees and station sponsorships. Here is the tentative list of stations:

 

Downtown Louisville

River Road and Witherspoon

Washington and Cable

6th and Washington

8th and W. Market

4th and W. Main

1st and E. Main

N. Preston and E. Main

5th and W. Main

S. Clay and E Market

S. Shelby and E. Market

6th and W. Jefferson

4th and W. Jefferson

2nd and W. Jefferson

Floyd and W. Market

Hancock & Liberty

5th and Muhammad Ali

2nd and Guthrie

1st and Gray

6th and Chestnut

4th and Broadway

Floyd between Chestnut and Abraham Flexner

Floyd and Broadway

Jackson and Chestnut

Old Louisville (South of Broadway, North of Cardinal Dr.)

4th and Library

S 4th Street and Breckinridge

1st and Oak

S 4th and Park

Gaulbert and S 4th St

Brook and E Cardinal Blvd

Floyd St at Parking Garage

4th and Guthrie

U of L Belknap Campus

Eastern Pkwy

Cardinal and Brook

Cardinal and 4th

U of L Rec Center

Brandies and 3rd

Brandies and 1st

E Centennial Walk

W Shipp St Walkway

Clock tower