Study begins to assess potential of Quad Cities bike sharing

SHARE Study begins to assess potential of Quad Cities bike sharing

DAVENPORT, Iowa — A study has begun to determine the feasibility of implementing a bike share program in the Quad-Cities.

The Quad-City Times reports that a project manager with Portland-based Alta Planning and Design is scheduled to arrive Friday to initiate an assessment of whether the Quad-Cities could handle a shared-use bike system. The $25,000 evaluation, paid for by Davenport, Bettendorf, Riverdale and several local groups, will last four months.

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The study involves deciding if the Quad-Cities could support the system and how it would function. Once complete, the project manager will offer recommendations, and the cities will then consider whether to move forward with the project.

Bike share programs allow people to pay a fee to use bicycles located throughout the area and later return them to nearby docking stations.

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