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  • #532127

    geoyui
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    looks like one of the stations is up and running (from Mayor Coleman’s fb):

    #532128

    News
    Participant

    First of CoGo Bike Share Stations Installed; Annual Memberships Now On Sale
    Published on July 17, 2013 2:00 pm
    By: Brent Warren

    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.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-of-cogo-bike-share-stations-installed-annual-memberships-now-on-sale-bw1

    #532129
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
    Participant

    I love the “riding tips” from the COGO website:

    Riding Tips

    “Use marked bike lanes or paths when available, except when marking turns or when it is unsafe to do so. If the road is too narrow for a bicycle and a car to travel safely side by side, you have the right to ride in the middle of the travel lane.

    Bicycling is permitted on all main and local streets throughout the Bay Area region, even when no designated route exists”

    I’m reluctant to rely on their rigorous analysis of local bicycle laws.

    #532130
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    The Gay Street station was installed this morning. Just needs the bikes! ;)

    #532131

    Graybeak
    Participant

    It’s hard to get a sense of scale in the photos, but I hope the bikes won’t block too much of the sidewalk there.

    #532132

    groundrules
    Participant

    i don’t mean to nitpick here, but a lil’ basket on the back would have been rad.

    #532133

    NDaEast
    Participant

    This will be great for the city. I used one in South Beach and loved the convenience and flexibility. Not sure this came through clearly to all, but you do not have to have a membership to ride … you can buy a trip at a time, which is ideal for those times when friends come to visit and you want to ride with them.

    #532134

    geoyui
    Participant

    NDaEast said:
    This will be great for the city. I used one in South Beach and loved the convenience and flexibility. Not sure this came through clearly to all, but you do not have to have a membership to ride … you can buy a trip at a time, which is ideal for those times when friends come to visit and you want to ride with them.

    Yup. Boston’s was $5 for a 24 hour period. Now the CoGo site says

    Ride Codes are good for only one trip. For subsequent trips during your Pass period, swipe your credit or debit card at a kiosk to receive a new Ride Code at no extra cost.

    It would be more convenient if you could just use the original code. That’s how Boston’s worked. You would ride to any station, lock it up, and then use your pin again to unlock another bike, at another station (if you were closer to a different station) when you’re ready to bike some more, as long as it’s within the 24 hr period.

    #532135
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    A few more installation photos via Facebook:

    CSCC:

    Gay Street:

    The City Hall Station:

    #532136

    leftovers
    Member

    looking good!

    #532137

    geoyui
    Participant

    What bikeshare apps support CoGo? I actually emailed Biximo if they will add CoGo and they said in a winter update they’ll add it. Spotcycle supports many cities, about triple the amount Biximo does. It would be nice if either listed Columbus.

    #532138

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    http://bikes.oobrien.com/global.php

    Really hope Columbus shows up on this map at some point.

    #532139

    joev
    Participant

    geoyui said:
    What bikeshare apps support CoGo? I actually emailed Biximo if they will add CoGo and they said in a winter update they’ll add it. Spotcycle supports many cities, about triple the amount Biximo does. It would be nice if either listed Columbus.

    I believe they’re working on SpotCycle.

    #532140
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
    Participant

    joev said:
    I believe they’re working on SpotCycle.

    The official app is Cycle Finder. The app is already up and running and though its only kind of active for CoGo you can see how it will work and also check out how it works in Chicago, Melbourne, and Chattanooga.

    #532141
    hugh59
    hugh59
    Participant

    The OTE CoGo station at Oak & Parsons is under construction.

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