Proclaiming October 8 "Blue Bike Day" and cycling in under the Lincoln Street tunnel onto the Vista Greenway, Columbia leaders and Blue Bike partners launched the City's new bike share program.
This exciting new program stems from the 2015 Walk Bike Columbia master plan, a partnership between the City and the Central Midlands Council of Governments that aimed to make Columbia more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly.
Blue Bike is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and will be operated in conjunction with Canada-based bike share company Bewegen Technologies Inc. The first phase features 135 bikes (including electric-assist models) at 15 rental stations located in the Main Street, Five Points, and Vista areas.
Memberships can be purchased at www.bluebikesc.com