This spring Boulder will join Denver in the ranks of American cities with bikesharing. A report presented to the Boulder City Council affords us a sneak peak of what Boulder’s system will look like. Here are some tidbits:
- Boulder will operate with the same B-Cycle system that Denver uses, including similar bikes, stations, and pricing.
- Boulder B-Cycle will cross-honor Denver B-Cycle memberships.
- The system will launch in April or May of 2011.
- It will initially include approximately 25 stations and 200 bikes, with provisions for future expansion.
- The initial roll-out will focus on placing stations in downtown Boulder and around the 28th Street retail corridor. No stations are planned for CU or University Hill, at least at first.
The City Council report also included this handy map of proposed station locations. Locations aren’t set in stone and could be modified, but it’s nice to get a sense of where this new transit system will go:
Proposed Boulder bikeshare station locations. Download the report and scroll to page 125 for the full-size version.