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Friday, July 12, 2013

Columbus’ bike-share program to launch by end of month | Dispatch

Leaving the Statehouse for lunch at the North Market? How about dipping out of the Main Library to read at Bicentennial Park?
Columbus hopes you’ll ditch your four wheels and an engine for two wheels and a set of pedals.
The city has decided where its 30 CoGo bike-share locations will go when it launches the program this month.
Kiosks will be posted as far north as the intersection of High Street and 2nd Avenue and as far south as Schiller Park. The program will have stations in the Arena District, at COSI, and at the Main Library and the Livingston Park branch.
The system will have 300 bikes spread across the stations, said Heather Bowden, general manager of CoGo Bike Share.
“I have meetings at City Hall and around Downtown, and oftentimes I’ll walk to the Commons,” said Rick Wolfe, the executive director of the North Market. “Now, I’ll be able to walk out there, put my credit card in there, and grab a bike to go to my meeting.”
On Wednesday, the city will launch its bike-share website,www.cogobikeshare.com, where users will be able to buy annual passes for $75. Daily passes will be available at each kiosk for $6 using a credit card...
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