The launch of Explore Bike Share is getting closer with the nonprofit revealing Wednesday, March 28, the locations of the stations for the 600-bike system.
Explore Bike Share’s 60 stations span from Downtown, South Memphis and Cooper-Young to Orange Mound, Overton Square and Crosstown. The stations and bikes are being funded through a combination of donations from foundations and individuals, plus a $2.2 million federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant, said Explore Bike Share executive director Trey Moore.
Locations have been determined based on multiple criteria, including solar power accessibility, density and proximity to other transit options, plus neighborhood usage and ongoing community engagement efforts. Moore says Explore Bike Share had no issues with placing stations on either public or private land and were not assessed a fee.