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UD wants to launch a bike-share program

The university is hoping the city of Newark will partner with them to launch the program, which would be the state's first.

Could UD be the first to introduce a bike share to Delaware? (Photo by Flickr user zimbia, used under a Creative Commons license

There are currently two bike-share programs in the works in Delaware.
One is happening in Wilmington, where the city and DelDOT are in the process of determining the feasibility of such a program. Now, there is another bike share being planned in Newark at the University of Delaware, where the university is hoping to partner with the city to implement a program on its campus.
As reported by WDEL, the university’s plans include the implementation of 75 Gotcha Smart Bikes, which feature solar-powered GPS systems on each bike. There is also talk of a possible partnership with local digital infrastructure company SevOne.
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Which city will do it first — Wilmington or Newark?
According to the university’s parking supervisor, Ban Phommachanh, the first bike share will happen in Newark.
“It’s the goal for the university to basically lead the way to show how it can be done, and hopefully, other organizations and municipalities will follow,” Phommachanh told WDEL.

Companies: University of Delaware

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