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Will Baltimore Finally See A Bike Share?

Llana Wurman and the Daily Pennsylvanian

Baltimore is trying to catch up with quite a few big eastern cities with expansive bike sharing systems. Washington DC was one of the first Bikeshare programs, 5 years ago and since then Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have all built robust bike shares.

Last week, Mayor Rawlings-Blake said the city is seeking a vendor to supply 250 bikes and 25 bike share stations in Charm City; the city has $2.8 million in state and federal grants to launch the system. Liz Cornish, Executive Director of BikeMore, a nonprofit that advocates for making Baltimore more bike-friendly and Jon Laria, the chairman the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Commission, join Sheilah to discuss.


More from this interview:

Where does the money for the bike-share come from?
Do bike-share bikes get stolen or vandalized?
Will a bike-share system create jobs for Baltimoreans?

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.