Bike sharing, an increasingly common urban amenity now found in Nashville and Chattanooga, among an estimated 600 or so other cities, takes another step this week toward a future Memphis launch.
The concept was studied by the city earlier this decade, but not pursued for financial reasons. Instead, a private group spurred by communications consultant Doug Carpenter, named Explore Bike Share, has taken the lead on bringing the practice to Memphis, and is introducing the concept to Memphis this week at a series of bike share demonstration stations around the city today, Thursday and Friday.
Bike Share Demo Locations:
11-2 p.m. Overton Square
4-7 p.m. Intersection of Union Avenue & Main Street