Monday, July 16, 2012

Bike shelter, sharing input wanted

The Cincinnati chapter of the American Institutes of Architects and bicycle infrastructure group Saris Cycle Racks have teamed together to host a design competition for a bicycle shelter somewhere in the City.

The designer is expected to choose a location and to demonstrate how bike shelters can be beautiful, well-designed, affordable, and accessible. All designs must hold a minimum of eight bicycles.

Designs must be submitted by e-mail by July 27 at 5 P.M.; Awards will be presented August 6.

Also, the City of Cincinnati is asking for your ideas on where you'd like to see bike sharing stations. To add your input, please visit the website map and add your location and description.

Bike sharing stations utilize credit or debit cards, allowing users to borrow bicycles and ride between stations, returning bicycles to docking stations throughout the City.

Locations are currently being accepted in Downtown, Over-the-Rhine, and Uptown.

This year, the City of Cincinnati was named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizing the City's public outreach and advocacy as part of the City's 2010 comprehensive Bike Transportation Plan.

Previous reading on BC:
Local cyclists give City 'C' grade, but see progress (6/7/12)
Cincinnati named Bicycle Friendly Community (5/14/12)
Cincinnati Bike Center opens on riverfront (5/9/12)
E Mitchell to get bike lane this summer (4/9/12)
Bike lanes added to Dana Avenue (12/2/09)