There are several places in town where you can rent a bike to ride around town for the day. But at $30/day and up, bike rental fees add up quickly if you need a ride for a week or more. That’s where Lucas Nivon, founder of Seattle Monthly Bike Rental, comes in.
“I did some research to try to figure out why [such a service] didn’t exist, so I just decided to do it,” said Nivon. For as low as $80/week or $120/month, Nivon will bring a bike to you anywhere within the city limits (must reserve 24 hours in advance). When your rental is over, he’ll come pick it up.
- WSDOT has come through with an important piece of funding for the Puget Sound Bike Share program CHS reported on earlier this year.
The Washington State Department of Transportation Pedestrian and Bicycle Program has recommended that King County Metro Transit receive a grant of $750,000 to fund Puget Sound Bike Share’s initial construction of a regional bike share network. The grant recommendation comes as Puget Sound BikeShare begins recruiting corporations, nonprofits, foundations and individuals to sign on as bike share sponsors.
“This grant is a major step towards launching the program and is great news,” a representative tells CHS. “Next step is for legislature to approve the recommendations and for our work to begin.”
- Signs are going up — there’s a new car share in town. Car2Go — fresh off City Council approval of its one-way, park (almost) anywhere model — is about ready to launch its service in Seattle. We found these freshly installed signs around the neighborhood’s many Zipcar zones. Zipcar, the city’s leading car share service, has responded to the increased competition by reaching out to underserved areas including the Central District. Car2Go launches in Seattle on Wednesday.