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    CoGo – New Bike Share System is Branded
    Published on April 26, 2013 4:20 pm
    By: Walker

    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.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/cogo-new-bike-share-system-is-branded

    Walker Evans
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    hugh59 said:
    How much revenue do they need to generate in order to be considered a success?

    Depends on whether or not you think public infrastructure should be viewed as a for profit business.



    It is really exciting that Columbus is making this investment in the transportation system. The Capital Bikeshare in DC has been successful beyond expectations and every day you see normal people riding the bike share in their work clothes to ride to work, lunch or meetings. There are many benefits of the system, such as improved Public Heath, Congestion Reduction (which helps air quality) and it complements other transit forms making it easier to live car-free. Plus riding a bike is fun so it improves your mood and work productivity. This is a tipping point for Columbus.



    hugh59 said:
    300 bikes for $2.2 million. That is over $7,500 per bike. Wow.

    When you consider that asphalt (re)paving cost is about $10/square foot, this pales in comparison. As cycling increases, paving, maintenance and related expenses decline.. not to mention the ancillary benefits (public health, tourism, etc).



    Bike share booms in North America
    04/03/13 by Matt Christensen

    The year of the snake? Nope. It’s the year of the bike share. In 2013, North America will likely see the addition of eighteen new bike share programs, growing approximately 50 percent from 2012. This will bump the total number of bike share programs on the continent to 53.

    MORE: http://bikeshare.com/news/2013-the-year-of-the-bike-share/

    PDF: http://bikeshare.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/BikeShare20131.pdf



    Cool to see that CoGo will be the first bike share program in Ohio. I love the name.

    I’m not sure if there are many bikeshare station location apps, but I’ve used bixmo when going to cities with bikeshare programs.




    Bike-Share Leads People to Ride Their Own Bikes More
    Friday, May 24, 2013
    by Angie Schmitt

    A recent survey of Washington’s Capital Bikeshare members found that the average annual subscriber drove 198 fewer miles per year. That added up to about 4.4 million fewer miles of driving annually in the DC region. Members also saved an average of $800 a year per person.

    READ MORE: http://streetsblog.net/2013/05/24/bike-share-leads-people-to-ride-their-own-bikes-more/



    Volunteer with CoGo Bike Share
    Help promote the launch of CoGo, the Columbus Bike Share system coming later this summer. Volunteers are needed to help staff the information booth at major events throughout the summer festival season.

    Columbus Arts Festival: June 7-9
    Columbus Pride: June 21-22
    Comfest: June 28-30
    Red, White and Boom: July 3
    Doo Dah: July 4 (the non-booth booth)
    Jazz and Rib Fest. July 19-21

    If you are interested in helping promote CoGo Bike Share at one or more of these events, please contact Volunteer coordinator Michael Blau at mibla001 at gmail (online sign-up coming soon).

    In recognition of your contribution, you will receive a complimentary Bike Share Annual Membership.



    Bikes have arrived

    System just rolled out in NYC.



    Locations Set for CoGo Bike Share System; Mid-Summer Launch Planned
    Published on May 31, 2013 11:45 am
    By: Brent Warren

    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, east to Parsons Avenue and north to 4th Avenue in the Short North.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/locations-set-for-cogo-bike-share-system-mid-summer-launch-planned-bw1





    For the bikes I have seen the locks are integrated into the frame. These will probably be good for getting around downtown during lunch and for tourists. Is there a final pricing strategy for usage?



    There won’t be locks. They will dock at other stations.



    What do you do if you want to stop somewhere on the way?

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