June 25 2013
In the past few years, bike share has spreaded across the country from cities like Minneapolis, Washington DC, Portland and most recently New York. Milwaukee is aiming to be the next city on that list, and on July 1 the city will be one step closer.
Midwest Bikeshare, a non-profit organization working to bring BikeShare to Wisconsin cities, will be launching a 'test' bike share site at Discovery World on July 1. According to an article in Urban Milwaukee, City of Milwaukee Office of Sustainability funded the capital cost for the demo site. Local company Dreambikes will be responsible for maintenance of the bikes.
Midwest Bikeshare is about 50% from raising the money ($800,000) to get a minimum 25 bike share stations for 2014. Learn more about Midwest Bikeshare in a story we did about a year ago.