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City Adds Two Bikeshare Stations

Two new mBike bike sharing stations were recently installed in the City! The first new location is near College Park Woods at the Courtyards Apartments just off of Metzerott Rd! The mBike station is located in the parking lot between apartment buildings. The other new mBike station is located at the corner of Berwyn House […]

Monday July 10th, 2017 in Bike Share | Comments Off on City Adds Two Bikeshare Stations

BikeShare May Extend Beyond City Limit

At tonight’s Council meeting, Council will consider approving a Memorandum of Understanding that would be used with third parties seeking additional bike share locations and additional bikes outside of City limits. The City and University entered into a contract with Zagster, Inc. to install and maintain a bikeshare system, now named mBike. The System launched […]

Tuesday December 13th, 2016 in Bike Share, Biking, Transportation | 2 Comments »

College Park Bikeshare to Launch Tomorrow

College Park Bikeshare is going to be launched tomorrow. I took these pictures at the Lackawanna / 53rd ave location, just at the entrance of Greenbelt Metro path in north College Park. This station will be one of the 14 stations in the city. There will be another location on Rhode Island Avenue near the […]

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 in Bike Share | Comments Off on College Park Bikeshare to Launch Tomorrow

College Park’s Bikeshare to Launch Next Week

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 in Bike Share, Transportation | Comments Off on College Park’s Bikeshare to Launch Next Week

City, UMD to Finalize Bikeshare Plan

At next week’s Council meeting, the City Council will discuss an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University detailing the bikeshare project in College Park. In 2013, the Mayor and Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and University with respect to division of bikeshare system rights and responsibilities between the parties. […]

Saturday January 2nd, 2016 in Bike Share | Comments Off on City, UMD to Finalize Bikeshare Plan

Council Set to Approve BikeShare Program

Finally, College Park is about to get BikeShare. Next week, the Council will be approving the program with 125 bikes at 14 stations having 250 docks. There is a strong possibility that north College Park will be getting two stations, possibly one at the MoM/REI shopping plaza and another at west of Greenbelt Metro station. […]

Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 in Bike Share | 4 Comments »

City to Seek New Contractor to Start Bike Share Program

Late last year, the City awarded a contract to a firm to build a Bike Share program in College Park. However, recently the firm became bankrupt causing the City looking for a new contractor. The City and the University has been jointly working to establish a bikeshare system. Both parties received a Maryland Department of […]

Wednesday October 8th, 2014 in Bike Share | 2 Comments »

City’s Bike Share Roll out May be Delayed by a Few Months

The roll out of the College Park’s Bike Share program may be delayed by a few months. The City was hoping to roll out the program some time this summer. Late last year, the College Park City Council authorized staff to work on an award of about $376,000 with the bikeshare company called Alta Bicycle […]

Wednesday March 26th, 2014 in Bike Share | Comments Off on City’s Bike Share Roll out May be Delayed by a Few Months

Council Approves Bike Share Program in College Park

In last Tuesday’s meeting, the Council voted to approve the Bike Share program in College Park. The program will be jointly funded by the City and the University of Maryland. The Council also approved a memorandum of understanding between the City and the UMD. According to the MOU, the funding received by the Parties, plus […]

Monday December 9th, 2013 in Bike Share | Comments Off on Council Approves Bike Share Program in College Park

Council to Discuss Extending Capital Bike Share to College Park

At tonight’s worksession, the City Council will discuss extending the Capital Bike Share Program to College Park. In an effort to ease traffic congestion, decrease pollution, and improve public health, the City of College Park and the University of Maryland began negotiations in 2012 to implement an expansion of the Capital Bikeshare network. As the […]

Wednesday August 7th, 2013 in Bike Share, Transportation | 7 Comments »

City to Get Additional Funds for Bike Share Program

After City received $350,000 from the State of Maryland last year, the City will likely to receive another grant from the Prince George’s County. The Prince George’s County Council allocated $250,000.00 in CB-38-2012 to the County Department of Public Works and Transportation (“DPW &T”) to be used for “Bike Share Facilities in the Route 1 […]

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Wednesday June 12th, 2013 in Bike Share | Comments Off on City to Get Additional Funds for Bike Share Program