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downtownThe Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham through its CommuteSmart Program is exploring the feasibility of implementing a bikeshare system in the City of Birmingham. While we are still in the exploratory phase of bikeshare in the Magic City, we would like to hear from you. Please use this website to learn more about the project, about bikeshare and about the possibilities that bikeshare represents for our City.

To learn more about about the project, about bikeshare, to experience bikeshare, to make your voice heard, or to make a suggestion about possible locations for bikeshare stations please click on the links.

If you have questions about the project or the possibility of bikeshare coming to Birmingham please contact the project team at birminghambikeshare@tooledesign.com.

New!!

The consultant team has finalized the Feasibility Study. To download the the final recommendations and the FEASIBILTY STUDY, click here.  The RPCGB has now begun working on the Business Plan for the implementation of a bike share system in Birmingham.  The final Business Plan analysis is expected to be completed by Spring 2014.

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  1. Mel

    Are there plans to work with the city to make the streets bicylce friendly, i.e. bicycle lanes and signing? I would love to bike more often when going out for lunch while at work downtown; but it is very dangerous because people are not used to bike traffic and there are currently no bicycle-friendly routes. Great idea. Happy to help see this come to fruitation! Thank you for making our city great!

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    1. Erin

      Mel,
      Thanks to the hard work of the Freshwater Land Trust and cooperation with the City of Birmingham, 29 new miles of complete streets (which incorporate bike lanes) and greenways are being implemented right now. Two components of the TIGER IV grant the City of BIrmingham received are very close to completion are the Civil Rights Trail (1st Avenue North at 16th Street up to 8th Avenue North and west to Center Street in Smitfield) and the Jones Valley Trail, which will link up with the Civil Rights Trail and carry that east through the 18th Street underpass, up to 1st Avenue South, and then east to Sloss Furnaces. Again, not every inch of those two are finished, but the bike lanes have been put in all along 16th Street and are beginning to appear on the 1st Avenue North – 18th Street – 1st Avenue South pieces. There are many other elements of this funding opportunity that are still to come in the next 12 months!

      That’s not a comprehensive solution, but I think we must celebrate — and use! — what’s there to demonstrate the demand for more. And of course, an important component of a successful bikeshare program could be a PR campaign about sharing the road (I am not a creative/marketing person so will leave the messaging to others)!

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  2. Steven

    Great Idea.. The streets need some work to become more bicycle friendly.. but I REALLY hope this happens.. I could bike to and from work every day. I would save a ton in gas, help the environment, and get some exercise at the same time!!

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