Cincinnati to begin bike-share program this summer

Columbus also has one, while Cleveland is exploring the possibility. The University of Toledo is working on one, too.
Associated Press
Feb 9, 2014

Cincinnati visitors and residents soon will have a new way to get around downtown and the trendy Over-the-Rhine Historic District.

Starting this summer, more than 200 bikes will be available at 20 stations throughout the two neighborhoods for a daily or annual fee.

Columbus also has one, while Cleveland is exploring the possibility. The University of Toledo is working on one, too.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Cincy Bike Share Inc. is working on raising the $1.4 million needed for the stations and bicycles, and then about $500,000 annually for operations.

Annual memberships would run between $75 and $85. Daily use would cost $7 to $8.

Comments

OH-IO

I've seen and used this service in cities before. It's an easy way for Sandusky to make money especially during tourist season. Of course your giving up your credit card info to get one. If you don't return it you'll be charged the cost of the bike. No different than Redbox video rentals. You don't return it you pay for the lost or kept item. They can be placed strategically from Port Clinton to Cedar Point.

The Bizness

I was actually looking at a way to run this myself. The only thing holding me back was the lack of bike routes to Cedar Point, The Mall, and a way to get across the bay.