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Via High Ground News In Memphis – Originally published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

Locations around the city for the first 60 bike stations of the Explore Bike Share program have been announced, and the nonprofit has plans to add more stations and bikes in 2019 and 2020. The 600-rental bike system, which spans from Downtown, South Memphis, and Cooper-Young to Orange Mound, Overton Square, and Crosstown, is moving towards a launch later this spring.

“The most exciting piece about these station locations is that they were driven by Memphis residents over the last three years,” said Sara Studdard, Explore Bike Share community engagement and marketing director.

To determine the best locations to install rentable bike stations, Explore Bike Share hosted ongoing neighborhood engagements as well as an online effort. Residents submitted more than 3,500 “pins”, which designated where in Memphis they most desired bike share stations.

Related: “Bike share program will connect South Memphis, Orange Mound & Binghampton”

“At one point we had the same amount of pins, or people wanting stations, at Crosstown Concourse in the Crosstown neighborhood and at Knowledge Quest in South Memphis, and I think that’s a really great testament that all of Memphis is really exciting and excited to have a bike share in their neighborhood,” said Studdard.

The Memphis Dash bike system is the first of its kind in the U.S. Bikes are fueled by solar power with forward-facing touchscreens, including technology that can capture data related to miles ridden, calories burned, and popular routes. Other cities adopting Dash bikes later this year include Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. When installed, the Memphis system will be the largest Dash bike share system.

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