As we reported last week, Puget Sound Bike Share is on track for a late summer launch utilizing a new partnership between Alta Bicycle Share, 8D Technologies and a “well-known global manufacturer” of bike share bikes.
The initial launch will include 500 bikes and 50 stations in the University District, Eastlake, South Lake Union, the downtown neighborhoods and Capitol Hill. But where should they go?
PSBS has launched an online tool to collect public feedback on station locations. You can vote for the stations you like or add ones that you think are missing from the map.
The shaded area shows the likely Phase 1 service area. Bike share success is dependent on having a dense network of stations in the densest areas of town. The PSBS business plan involves expanding this area in future phases and creating satellite systems in Kirkland, Redmond, Renton and Bellevue.
The system’s name, look and initial sponsors will be announced next month, and the organization will continue its outreach efforts to figure out the best places for stations to go.