Monday, July 9, 2012

Mystery bike-share sponsor to go public

Thanks to a tweet from @NotJCoffeeCLT ("The Not Just Coffee Shop" at the 7th Street Market), we know that the bike-share program bike racks are installed out front of the market at 224 E. Seventh St.  Here's a screenshot of the photo that was tweeted:

Photo courtesy of The Not Just Coffee Shop
And while the mysterious sponsor of the soon-to-be-announced bike-sharing project has not wanted to go public yet, I did receive an invitation from BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina to be at The Square (that's Trade and Tryon uptown if you're not from around here) at noon Thursday. The event  will announce an initiative called Get Outside North Carolina.

Here's what the invitation says:

"Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is launching GO NC! to help improve the health of North Carolinians by encouraging outdoor physical activity. GO NC! will launch in downtown Charlotte in collaboration with Charlotte Center City Partners (CCCP), rolling out the largest initiative under GO NC!

"Please join Brad Wilson, BCBSNC president and CEO; Mayor Anthony Foxx; former Mayor and CCCP Board Chair Harvey Gantt; as well as elected officials, Charlotte business leaders and others to learn more about this exciting new initiative."

If you're not sure what this is all about, read "Bike-sharing definite, says CDOT director," and "Charlotte rolls toward N.C.'s first bike-share system."

I don't yet know where all the bike-share stations will be but one is supposed to be going in at the UNC Charlotte Center City Building at East Ninth and North Brevard streets.


Anonymous said...

Why were very bike-friendly neighborhoods like NoDa and Plaza-Midwood excluded from the first phase of bike station installations?

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Hey if it's not in my hood I'm not carping about it. I'm all over the city and I'll use it when I can. If there's enough enthsiasm I'm sure it will grow. This is really awesome news. I'm going Thursday to find out more.

Anonymous said... posted pictures and news of this early Monday afternoon. Pictures of the bike station located at the Bank of America plaza were shown before the station was even completed. For the most complete area cycling information always refer to!

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