Spokies Program Back Up and Running

Spokies Program Back Up and Running
I’m finally getting some time to get caught back up after my bicycle trek this year. I’m pleased to announce that Oklahoma City’s bike share program, Spokies, is back up and running after some problems with the software and with bike thefts: Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. and the City of Oklahoma City are proud to announce that the Spokies Bike Share program is up and running again! We corrected some software and credit card processing issues and welded the locks to the bikes so they can no longer be stripped from the docks and stolen. [Read More]

Spokies Bike Share Temporarily Suspended

Update (7/2/2012): The program has reopened. Read about it here. [flickr id=“7253069806” thumbnail=“small” overlay=“true” size=“large” group="" align=“right”] After only two weeks in operation, all bikes belonging to the Spokies Bike Share program have been removed from the racks. Citing problems with the credit card software and a design flaw in the bikes that has “led to incidents of theft and vandalism”, the Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability and Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. [Read More]

Spokies Announces Kiosk Locations

The OKC bike sharing program, Spokies, has announced where the first six kiosk locations will be placed. Spread out from Midtown to Deep Deuce to Bricktown and the Convention Center, the system seems well placed to provide easy transportation throughout downtown. Memberships will range from $75 dollars for a full year to $5 for a day. Rentals are free for the first 30 minutes and $2 for each half-hour after that. [Read More]

OKC Bike Share Gets a Name, "Spokies"

[flickr id=“5253252214” thumbnail=“medium” overlay=“false” size=“small” group="" align=“center”] Bike sharing programs are the rage around the world and across the nation (the photo above is of the DC bike share program, Capital Bikeshare). Oklahoma City first announced the program back in August and additional details were announced yesterday at the Oklahoma City Council meeting. According to NewsOK, the program has been given an official name of “Spokies” and will consist of 95 bicycles (up from 90) placed at six stations in the downtown Oklahoma City area. [Read More]

Bike Share Comes to Oklahoma City

After being rumored for awhile, Oklahoma City is officially announcing their plans to implement a bike share program here in the city hopefully starting this fall: A bike share program like those embraced in other cities will be started later this year in downtown Oklahoma City. Such programs have “stations” where bicycles are checked in and out with a deposit placed on one’s credit card. A nominal charge is sometimes paid for use of the bicycles; final details of the downtown arrangements are pending negotiation of a vendor contract. [Read More]