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Bike Sharing Proposal Goes before Berkeley City Council

Posted by on May 1, 2013

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Cities across the U.S. have benefitted significantly from car sharing programs like Cars2Go, a car sharing program that allows drivers to pick up a car that is located near them, drive the vehicle to their destination, and leave the vehicle there. However, a new proposal before the Berkeley city council would bring a bike sharing program to the city.

Similar programs have already been adopted in a number of U.S. cities, including Washington D.C. and Denver, and city councilman Darryl Moore says that bringing such a program to Berkeley could have considerable benefits for the city, including decreased congestion on roadways, reduction in fossil fuel use, and an increased use of multi-person vehicle usage, like carpooling and public transportation.

The proposal does not include a plan for implementing a bike sharing program itself, but instructs the city manager to create such a plan within 6 months.

You can read more about Moore’s proposal here:
http://berkeley.patch.com/articles/bicycle-sharing-plan-goes-to-berkeley-council

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