Ticket to ride

. August 23, 2013.

The Ann Arbor City Council has voted 9-2 to proceed with a community bike sharing program, the first of its kind in Michigan. In partnership with local nonprofit Clean Energy Coalition, the city plans to provide 14 stations with 125 bicycles that will be located in and around the downtown area as well as the University of Michigan campus. Anyone age 18 and up will be able join as either a daily, weekly or annual member with access to rentable bicycles by swiping either their membership card or credit card at the station. Tentative plans show day passes for $5, weekly passes for $20, with annual memberships costing $60. City Council plans to implement the program
by next April. Visit cec-mi.org/bikeshare for more information. — GMK

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