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Fort Collins bike library opens

by Richard Masoner

The Fort Collins, Colorado Bike Library opened earlier this month. The Bike Library, which is run by the city of Fort Collins bike program, currently has 50 bikes available for for anyone to use for free for up to seven days at a time. Unlike the automated bike kiosk rentals available in Europe, planned for Washington DC and now available in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Fort Collins Bike Library depends on volunteer staffing at its two locations.

See this Denver 9 News video for more about the Fort Bike Library.

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5 Responses to “Fort Collins bike library opens”

  1. bikesgonewild says:

    …glad to see the various types of programs evolving around the country, whether it involves loaning, leasing, lending or whatever…

    …it creates a positive statement in the eyes of the general public that there is both an opportunity & a need for intelligent bicycle use in america, beyond recreational use…

    …you & i know it but changing public perception is a major step…

  2. FritZ says:

    Thanks for the note on the background, Oriello. I was previously somewhat familiar with the role of Bike Fort Collins but didn’t didn’t realize how cruicial its involvement was in saving the bike coordinator position.

  3. Oriello says:

    Please note the correct URL for http://www.PlatinumBikePlan.blogspot.com. Sorry ’bout that.

  4. Oriello says:

    Please take note that the Fort Collins Bike Library is a collaboration between the City of Fort Collins and BikeFortCollins.org, a local bicycle advocacy group that has been instrumental in salvaging the city’s bicycle coordinator position from the chopping block. BikeFortCollins.org initiated the proposal for the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant and administers the program under the supervision of FC Bikes, the bike program of the City. Visit http://www.BikeFortCollins.org or http://www.PlatinumBikePlan.blogspot.org. Thanks.

  5. Nicole says:

    I volunteered at the bike library a couple weekends ago, and it was a lot of fun. It was great to see the enthusiasm for the program.

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