Pop City: Bicycle built for 200,000? You bet, if bike sharing comes to the Burgh

Will bike sharing come to Pittsburgh too?

Spokes are spinning, but rubber has yet to meet the road – that’s the message of Bike Pittsburgh head Scott Bricker, who is in the early stages of trying to bring bike sharing to Pittsburgh.

“We’re just learning about it,” Bricker says. “We like what we see in other cities around the world. We’re just trying to build excitement here.”

The European model, in which bikes are rented at a fee that increases every half hour, then are dropped back off at scattered stations, is usually run by an advertising company, with commercial messages covering the bikes’ larger-than-normal back fender.

Bricker’s cycling promotion group is set to bring in one bike sharing company, B-Cycle, in April for initial discussions about running the concept here.

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