Option for 2013: BikeShare rides [Dispatch]

By  Lydia CoutrĂ©
The Columbus Dispatch Friday November 9, 2012 6:23 AM
Many restaurants, shops and attractions sit just out of reach for Downtown workers and residents: too far to walk, but not far enough to make driving and parking worth it.
BikeShare is the answer, said Alan McKnight, director of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. The city council approved a nearly $2.3 million contract with Alta Bicycle Share on Monday.
With the swipe of a credit card, users who are at least 18 years old will be able to rent a three-speed bicycle starting in May. Visitors can tour the city and locals can ride to lunch across town, and then drop off the bike at another spot.
“I think as Columbus has looked at making the city a very bike-friendly town, as we’ve looked at green initiatives, it’s one that fits into all of those models,” McKnight said.