It’s “feasible” to introduce and successfully operate a bike share system in Tucson’s urban core according to a consultant tasked with determining whether a bike share in Tucson could work.

Toole Design Group performed a bike share feasibility report for Tucson  and concluded that bike share could work in the urban core, specifically around the University of Arizona and downtown.

Ann Chanecka, the City of Tucson’s bike and pedestrian program manager said the group looked at other cities similar to Tucson that have already implemented bike share and analyzed the responses to the survey the Tucsonans responded to last year.

The feasibility study wrapped up the first phase of a bike share system that would create a network of bicycles for people to ride short distances and leave at another bike share kiosk.

The second phase, which Chanecka said she hopes to have completed in March, is identifying the business model and sponsors for the system.

The third and final phase is detailed planning which Chanecka said she hopes to wrap up un March 2016.

Editors note: An earlier version of this story said bike share would launch in March 2016. Detailed planning should be wrapped up in March 2016 in preparation for launch. 

2 thoughts on “Tucson bike share ‘feasible’ in downtown/UA area”
  1. From Dallas to Seattle to Birmingham to Raleigh to Howard County, Md., has Toole ever said, “Nope. Not gonna work”?

  2. Gee, I hope this doesn’t put the squeeze on the limited and already lacking bike parking infrastructure. Getting kind of tired of locking to trees and stuff.

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