Bike Share Systems in Columbus
- July 17, 2013 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #532127
looks like one of the stations is up and running (from Mayor Coleman’s fb):July 17, 2013 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #532128
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-bw1July 17, 2013 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #532129
I love the “riding tips” from the COGO website:
“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.July 18, 2013 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #532130
The Gay Street station was installed this morning. Just needs the bikes! ;)July 18, 2013 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #532131
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.July 18, 2013 4:35 pm at 4:35 pm #532132
i don’t mean to nitpick here, but a lil’ basket on the back would have been rad.July 18, 2013 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #532133
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.July 18, 2013 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #532134
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.July 18, 2013 8:46 pm at 8:46 pm #532135
A few more installation photos via Facebook:
The City Hall Station:July 18, 2013 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #532136
looking good!July 19, 2013 1:16 am at 1:16 am #532137
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.July 19, 2013 2:01 am at 2:01 am #532138
Really hope Columbus shows up on this map at some point.July 19, 2013 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm #532139
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.July 19, 2013 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #532140
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.July 19, 2013 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #532141
The OTE CoGo station at Oak & Parsons is under construction.
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