Sunday, December 21, 2014

Status of Bike sharing program in West Palm Beach

From Eliot Kleinberg at the Post we have this about the new bike sharing program coming to West Palm Beach. 
The big hurdle stalling a plan to place rental bicycles in downtown West Palm Beach has fallen. A sponsor’s been lined up, the plan’s consultant told the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority board Tuesday.

“We have the sponsor. We have the operator. Our intention is to roll out — pun intended — by the end of March,” Carlos Pujol told Tuesday morning’s board meeting.

The DDA has been working on the plan for nearly a year and had hoped to kick it off in the summer of 2014. But it pushed the project at least into 2015 in August after it heard that a high-visibility failure of a similar program in New York City had left potential sponsors nationwide hesitant.