Commuting Solutions and Boulder BCycle are seeking public input for a new ebike program that could make regional bike travel easier.
Boulder BCycle has several ebike stations throughout Boulder. Individuals can go to any kiosk and rent a bike to get around Boulder.
On Wednesday, Boulder BCycle and Commuting Solutions announced that they are teaming up, along with local governments to explore a feasibility study that would allow the Boulder BCycle program to expand to and connect Broomfield, Boulder County, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Superior and Westminster.
“Commuting Solutions and its local government partners have been working for years to explore the possibility of creating regional bike share program,” said Audrey DeBarros, Commuting Solutions executive director. “I am very excited about this study and the potential it has to expand the Boulder BCycle bike share system regionally.”
The system would use the BCycle system that would allow patrons to check out an ebike and travel within and between the communities.
“With so many commuters and residents moving between the different communities in the northwest region, expanding the current Boulder BCycle bike share program into a regionwide system makes a lot of sense,” said Kevin Crouse, Boulder BCycle general manager.
Both organizations are asking for the public’s input as part of the feasibility study through a survey.
Demonstrations also will be available in each city throughout the year.
“Bike share is an important first and final mile solution identified in both the US 36 First and Final Mile Study and the CO 119 First and Final Mile Study. We envision creating a regional network to enable the public to easily travel between communities and modes of transportation as we expand transit in the northwest metro region,” DeBarros said.