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Scooters and Bike Share Both Seeing Bumps in Ridership

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scooters and Bike Share Both Seeing Bumps in Ridership

More people have been renting CoGo bikes this spring and summer compared to the last two years, a reversal of what had been a downward trend in ridership for the bike share system. With an average of 5,145 rides per month from March through June of this year, it seems that some people responded to […]

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CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

Lyft is now offering free rides on CoGo bikes for healthcare workers. The company, which has operated the local bike share system since late 2018, made the announcement yesterday. “Lyft is committed to increasing transportation access to those who need it most,” said Caroline Samponaro, Head of Micromobility Policy at Lyft, in a statement. “As […]

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City Not Planning Any Changes to Make Room for Walkers and Cyclists

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Not Planning Any Changes to Make Room for Walkers and Cyclists

Cities around the world have responded to increasingly crowded sidewalks, parks and trails by making changes to their street networks. Some have closed lanes or entire streets to car traffic, while others have opened up temporary bike lanes or tried to slow down cars on certain streets. Officials at the Columbus Department of Public Service […]

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CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Big changes are in store for CoGo, the bike share system with the fixed docking stations that has operated in Columbus since 2013. About 250 e-bikes – bikes that are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated boost – will be added to the system’s fleet this spring, along with five new stations. The […]

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New Scooter Companies, Local E-Bike Startup Set to Enter Columbus Market

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Scooter Companies, Local E-Bike Startup Set to Enter Columbus Market

Three new “micro-mobility” companies have received approval from the City of Columbus to enter the market and are planning summer launches. Jump, which was acquired by Uber last April for $200 million, will deploy both its rentable e-bikes and scooters, while Spin, which was acquired by Ford Motor Company in November, will soon be rolling […]

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Olentangy Trail Updates: Detour, Widening and Bridge Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren Olentangy Trail Updates: Detour, Widening and Bridge Plans

A portion of the Olentangy Trail will be closed from May 13 to July 12 as construction work ramps up on Founders Park, the 20-acre development on former Battelle parking lots in Harrison West. The trail will be closed between West Fifth and West Third Avenues, where users will be detoured east to a separated […]

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PG Winter Clinic: Bike Maintenance 101

Anne Evans Anne Evans PG Winter Clinic: Bike Maintenance 101

Sam Lundry will be giving a complete demonstration on how to adjust your brake and derailleur systems. Let our trusty mechanics teach you the basics of maintaining your bicycle at home and making basic adjustments to your two-wheeled rig. :) Wheel (we’ll) be hosting a couple classes this winter, focusing on at-home and emergency roadside […]

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