A Bicycle Transit System
Bike Chattanooga, Chattanooga’s bike share system, faced some of the same software issues that affected Citi Bike and was delayed by about three months before launching in July. It has 300 bicycles at 30 stations and is off to a decent start.
Larry Zehnder, city public works administrator, said the city’s new Bike Share program has had 10,000 riders since it was launched in late July.
He said there is an average rental of 127 bikes a day from stations placed all over downtown and the North Shore.
Mr. Zehnder said the busiest day was 298 riders and the most active 48-hour period was 427.
The average ride time is 25 minutes.
Total mileage logged thus far is at 2,000.
He said that means that 400,000 calories have been burned by the riders.
Smartly, Chattanooga calls their program a “Bicycle Transit System.” That kind of tagline might have helped Citi Bike avoid the initial confusion about its pricing.