By Tim Kowols
A new bike share program could be on its way to Egg Harbor. Still in the very early stages, the village’s parks and public works committee discussed the possibility at its January meeting. The village would purchase the bikes and allow residents and visitors to rent them at various locations to ride around the area. Village administrator Ryan Heise says it was met with good reviews during the meeting, but stressed that there are still a lot of details to work out before it heads to the full board for approval.
According to the committee minutes, the bid to help start the program with 20- 7 speed bikes with baskets would cost about $6,500 total. According to BikeShare.com, there are 76 similar programs in the United States, including Madison and Milwaukee.