St. Louis is in line to become one of the next major American cities to launch a bike-share program, but the days of renting a bike are still years away.
tsuacctnt via flickr Kansas City does it. So do Denver, D.C., New York and Boston. Is it time for bike sharing in St. Louis?
A feasibility study released by Great Rivers Greenway this month shows bike sharing could be successful in St. Louis. More than 60 percent of St. Louis residents said they were either likely or very likely to use a bike share, according to the study. Potential riders say they'd use the service mostly to travel to entertainment and special events or while running errands.
But before bike sharing comes to St. Louis, the city will have to complete two major tasks: create a nonprofit organization to head the program, and raise between $2.7 million and $4.2 million in launch and capital costs.More »