Seattle has the second highest rate of bicycle commuting among large American cities, but only 40 percent of city residents has access to a working bicycle. Seattle has higher rates of transit use than Portland, and cycling in our densest neighborhoods is already very popular.
In other words, Seattle is primed for bike share.
After years of discussion and studies, a coalition of government and private groups have formed Puget Sound Bike Share, a new non-profit organization that will operate the regional bike share system. Bikes could possibly roll out as soon as summer or fall of 2013.
“The vendor will essentially be working for the Bike Share Board on behalf of the public,” said Board President Ref Lindmark.
But first, they need to find a leader. We’ll have more on Puget Sound Bike Share on Monday. In the meantime, here’s the Executive Director job description (applications must be in by the end of August):