Now that Madison has approved a $300,000 deal to bring bike sharing here, officials must help decide where to locate the 35 planned kiosks for bike rentals and returns.
B-cycle, an offshoot of Trek, is expected to install 350 bikes this spring. Eric Bjorling, B-cycle spokesman, says, "This is where the collaboration comes in. The city knows better than we do where the high-usage sites will be."
The city's Parks Division is leading the search. Parks spokeswoman Laura Whitmore encourages people to email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The kiosks themselves are modular, with both corner and linear units, Bjorling says. "It's pretty easy to put them anywhere."