Park Foundation highlights bike share program

The ColumBike program dominated discussion during Thursday night’s Columbus Park Foundation Report to the Community.

Dick Boyce, interim director of the Columbus Bike Share Program, says that ridership peaked at 754 bike riders in June, but has fallen steadily since. The report says that more than 12-thousand riders have utilized the bicycles since the program kicked-off in May.

Lee Jones, of B-Cycle, said that the city needs to make the bike share program as accessible as possible. Andrew Myer, with the Cummins Six Sigma program is looking into ways to improve ColumBike. He says the study revealed that the pricing structure, check-in process and bike safety were top concerns of local riders.

Currently, there are eight bike kiosks with a total of 78 bikes available to area riders.