Bike share program could debut by late August in Emporia Featured

Bike share program could debut by late August in Emporia City of Emporia/Healthier Lyon County photo

Emporia's brand-new bike share program should debut soon.

Healthier Lyon County grant manager Daphne Mertens had details on the KVOE Morning Show this week. She says the program should be ready for rollout by the end of August, and she says the program is important for several reasons.

Mertens says the program lets people try biking if they want to get into the activity. It also gives low-income residents free transportation to places like grocery stores.

Twenty-four bikes will be available at six locations:

*CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness
*Emporia High School
*Lee Beran Recreation Center
*Logan Avenue Elementary
*White Auditorium

Each of the bikes will have the City of Emporia logo on the side and the Healthier Lyon County logo on the basket. It is also a solar-powered, digital hub system.

Riders need to download an app to participate.

The program is funded through a Pathways to a Healthier Kansas grant. This will be a city-run program once the bikes are available.

For more information, find Healthier Lyon County on Facebook.

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