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Tucson Bike Share program back on the agenda for this week's city council meeting

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 21:16:52-04
It is going to happen, but when you will be able to grab a bike and ride around Tucson is still being worked out.
 
On Tuesday, the Tucson City Council will be discussing the Tucson Bike Share program at their meeting with the Pima Association of Governments. They are going to be talking about how those federal grant funds will be used to get the bikes and the renting stations. 
 
The program is already in dozens of cities across the nation -- a network of bicycles ready for you to rent. 
 
They give riders the option to check-out a bike from a station, ride it around, then dock it back up at any station around the city.
 
Tucson won a grant worth more than $1 million to make it happen in Tucson. 
 
The plan is to have it be subscription-based, ranging from one-day access to annual membership. 
 
The program still has a lot to work out because a request for proposal still needs to be issued for a vendor, the bike stations, itself, etc. 
 
It is likely about a year away before sharing bikes make their debut on Tucson's streets.