The newest bike sharing program in North America started this month with Nice Ride Minnesota. Phase one brings 1,000 rental bikes and 75 self-serve kiosks into the city of Minneapolis, the #1 bike friendly city in the United States, according to Bicycling magazine.
Under Nice Ride Minnesota, subscribers can rent a bike for short periods from a self-service kiosk and, after riding to their destination, drop the bike off at another kiosk nearby. There is no fee for using bikes 30 minutes or less. However, it's $4.50 for the next hour and $6.00 for each hour past that; an obvious encouragement for short trips and returning the bikes fast rather than hanging on to them all day. Subscriptions are $5.00/day; $30/month or $60 for a year.
Check out more information about Nice Ride Minnesota.
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