Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Maritiza, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

I ran into Maritiza at Millennium park, riding a public share bike from Chicago B Cycle .  She spoke mostly Spanish and was visiting family in Chicago for the holidays.  She loved riding around the park and downtown, but thought the rental rate was a little expensive. 


  1. Wait, Chicago has a bike share??
    I thought that Gabe Klein had just set out an RFP for one....

  2. Well, as far as I can tell this is not a city sponsored bike share. Its through a company Bike N Roll that offers bike tours in the touristy areas of downtown. But still its a start.

  3. B-Cycle was a "pilot program", launched in summer '10. Only 100 bikes at a handful of kiosks, all downtown. The rates are quite high, especially when you compare it with really successful systems like dublinbikes or Montreal's BIXI.