The public is invited to an open house Wednesday, January 24, on phase one of BikeLNK, a community bike share service that begins this spring. The event is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor auditorium of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 South 14th Street.
The BikeLNK service will make 100 bikes available at 19 locations in downtown Lincoln and on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campuses. The public can access the bikes by purchasing passes that can be used at bike station kiosks or through a mobile app or website. The passes range from a single trip to a one-year membership.
The program is funded through private sponsorships and donations and a Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program grant administered by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
At the open house, the public will have the opportunity to view current maps and provide feedback. No formal presentations are planned. City staff and representatives of BCycle bike sharing company and Heartland Bike Share of Omaha will be available for questions and comments.
For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: bike share) or contact Kellee Van Bruggen, Lincoln-Lancaster Planning Department, 402-441-6363, firstname.lastname@example.org or Zach Becker, Public Works and Utilities Department, 402-613-3763, email@example.com.