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.