- As of February 14th, 2017, the Santa Cruz City Council took an essential first step towards instituting a public bike share system, as it authorized a Request for Proposal (REP) for a bike share system in the City of Santa Cruz.
- A bike share system is a network of public bicycle stations that offer bicycles to be used for short-term convenience, for purposes of work as well as errands.
- While bike share networks have traditionally been seen as far too expensive outside of major cities, the City is motivated to explore models and strategies that will reduce these costs in order to achieve the Santa Cruz General Climate Action Plan, which aims to expand bicycle use to take up to 12% of commuter transportation.
- This motion could be a key step towards establishing a system of transportation that reduces city automobile traffic and encourages short distance, non-polluting methods of transportation.
An Important Step Towards Embracing a Bike Share System in the City of Santa Cruz
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