Community Bike Sharing Program Starts in Alliance

Community Bike Sharing Program Starts in Alliance
Bright green bikes that are part of the new bike share program in Alliance on display (Courtesy Photo)
December 6th, 2021 | News Release

The Activate Alliance committee has announced the start of a new bike share program in the Box Butte County community.

Gently used bikes have been tuned-up, painted bright green, and will each have a reflective sticker indicating it’s part of the Alliance Community Bike program, available for use by residents at no charge.

Users are welcome to use a bright green bike in any of the designated racks and are asked to return it to any bike rack with an Alliance Community Bike rack sign when done.

Alliance Police Chief Philip Lukens says he believes the program is a significant step for community members being able to enjoy a safe and wonderful community.

Residents are reminded they are riding the bike at their own risk and are encouraged to wear a helmet and abide by all bicycling-specific laws and ordinances. Each bike has a locating device.

(Courtesy Photo)

Activate Alliance is comprised of school, community residents, hospital, city, law enforcement, public transit, senior services, community center, and public health. Their goal is to make Alliance a safer place to walk, bike, and roll and are funded in part through the Box Butte Health Foundation.

The bright green bikes will be available at the following participating locations around the community:
 Alliance Rec Center
 Box Butte General Hospital
 Alliance Library
 Box Butte County Court House
 City Bike Racks on Box Butte
 Alliance Middle School
 Emerson Elementary School
 Grandview Elementary School

(Courtesy Photo)

Committee members have been excited to bring this to fruition, donating countless volunteer hours, and even personally financially donating because they believe in the cause. The committee has been excited to see a number of successes including crosswalk beautification, signage upgrades, walk audits, and various communications. They will be hosting a larger community forum on January 24 @ 5:30pm, more details to come.

For more information on safer walking, biking, and rolling around your community, reach out to Janelle Visser at 308-487-3600 Ext. 105 or jvisser@pphd.org.

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