The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW), in partnership with Bublr Bikes, will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 to discuss installing approximately 32 proposed new bike sharing stations over the next two years in several Milwaukee neighborhoods and downtown, where 28 Bublr Bikes stations already are in operation.
The City received a $1.6 million federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant to install new Bublr Bikes share stations in 2015 and 2016. Rules for using federal transportation funding for this project require that the proposed station locations must be reviewed for historic and various environmental impacts, and then approved by the State of Wisconsin before installation. The City also must share the proposed station locations with the public for comment.
Bublr Bikes, the City’s non-profit partner in the local bike share system, continues to reach out to community partners to raise private funds for more bike stations and to support system operations.
“Milwaukee has made great progress with our Bublr Bikes system since its launch in 2014,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “Let’s keep the positive momentum going in 2016 by expanding bike share stations into more Milwaukee neighborhoods so more residents and visitors can enjoy bicycling for work, school, business, and recreation.”
WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Open house format
5:00 p.m. – Welcome by Mayor Tom Barrett followed by presentation 6:00 p.m. – Repeat of same presentation
WHERE: Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, 1st floor meeting room
WHO: Mayor Tom Barrett DPW staff
Bublr Bikes staff and Board of Directors
More information available on the DPW website at Milwaukee by Bike.