Bike share program to launch in downtown Grand Rapids

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

File photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — More than 60 bikes are expected to be available next month as part of a Grand Rapids bike share pilot program.

The initiative is organized by Spoke Folks, and will be focused on the downtown area, Jay Niewiek, executive director for the company, said.   The bike share would cost riders $1 per ride plus 15 cents a minute, Niewiek said.

If the pilot program is successful, Spoke Folks plans to expand it citywide by the spring of 2016.

Niewiek said that Spoke Folks hopes to launch the bike-share program with 66 bikes by early July.    The program is a private venture and does not involve taxpayer funds, he said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

2 comments