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Date:
September 10, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Kellee Van Bruggen, Planning Department, 402-441-6363

Public Invited to Attend Meeting and Take Survey on Bike Share Program

The public is invited to share their thoughts about a potential city bike share system in two ways:

A bike share system allows individuals to borrow shared bicycles on a short-term basis. The program could allow people to borrow bikes from one point and return them to another. Over the past six months, City officials, UNL students and administration, bike enthusiasts and other community leaders have discussed how a bike share system could benefit Lincoln.

"It's exciting to see bikeshare expand around the country as a healthy and affordable transportation option," said Haley. "In my experience with Pacers Bikeshare program, the people using the bikes are both experienced and novice riders and use the system for transportation, exercise and recreation."

Kellee Van Bruggen, Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department, said bike share programs are growing in popularity, with systems opening in most of the nation's medium and large cities, including Omaha. She said many cities view bike share systems as urban amenities that play a role in attracting young professionals and improving tourist access to attractions. She said they also can strengthen a city's public transportation system and encourage healthy lifestyles through active commuting.

For more information, contact Van Bruggen at 402-441-6363 or kvanbruggen@lincoln.ne.gov.

Accommodation Notice

The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441-7624 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.


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