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Best Alternative Mode of Transportation of 2013: CoGo Bike Share

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Alternative Mode of Transportation of 2013: CoGo Bike Share

2013 was a big year for alternative transportation options in Columbus thanks to the launch of new bike sharing, car sharing, livery services, bike paths, bus routes and other amenities (we even compared some of them for you, HERE). While all new modes were represented in the results of our annual reader survey, it was […]

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CoGo Bike Share Launches Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Bike Share Launches Today

The much-anticipated CoGo Bike Share system officially launched today, as the first 30 stations have been loaded up with 300 bikes that are ready for their first riders. Users of the system can sign up for $6 day passes or $75 annual memberships, which provides access to unlimited 30 minute rides. Additional fees apply to […]

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First of CoGo Bike Share Stations Installed, Memberships Now On Sale

Brent Warren Brent Warren First of CoGo Bike Share Stations Installed, Memberships Now On Sale

An event at Bicentennial Park today served as a “soft-launch” for the new CoGo bike share system; two stations were unveiled, the new bikes were admired, and Mayor Michael Coleman announced the beginning of annual membership sales. The solar-powered stations – one at the park and one at City Hall – were turned on and available […]

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Locations Set for CoGo Bike Share System; Mid-Summer Launch Planned

Brent Warren Brent Warren Locations Set for CoGo Bike Share System; Mid-Summer Launch Planned

Planning is starting to ramp up for CoGo, the newly-branded Columbus bike share system. Organizers hope to have 30 stations installed and 300 bikes available for use by the end of July. They have also released a map showing where the stations will be; the system will extend south to Schiller Park, west to COSI, […]

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CoGo – New Bike Share System is Branded

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo – New Bike Share System is Branded

As we wrote back in November, Columbus is getting a bike share system that will be launching this summer in coordination with contractor Alta Bicycle Share. As of today, the system is being branded as “CoGo Bike Share”, a name presented by Benjamin Coifman through an online community contest. “Officially naming our city’s bike share […]

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Columbus BikeShare System to Launch in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus BikeShare System to Launch in 2013

Next summer, Columbus will see the launch of its first bike share network with over 300 bikes parked at 30 locations in Downtown and nearby neighborhoods. Users of the system will be able to visit any of the stations, borrow a bike to ride and return it to any of the stations. “BikeShare is a […]

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Big Ideas: Trending Cycles

 Cheryl Huffman and Katie OLone Big Ideas: Trending Cycles

Columbus is on an undeniable bicycling streak. Our community’s passion for pedaling has been exposed by organizations like Consider Biking and Yay Bikes!, as well as, events like the Tuesday night ride, Bike to Work Day, and the 3rd Annual World Naked Bike Ride. From sharrows painted on our roadways to new bike shelters and […]

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