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]