Tucson bike share program pedals forward

Updated: Apr. 11, 2017 at 8:46 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson will soon be adding its name to the list of cities in the United States that have a bike share program.

The plan is to have the program running by the end of 2017.

The program will be funded by a federal gr ant and will cost $1.3 million to purchase bikes and build stations.

Phase 1 of the program will be to install between 30 to 36 stations.

Most of the stations will be in the downtown area, but some will be as far east as Reid Park.

There will be also be location in South Tucson, plus stations on the University of Arizona campus.

Tucson wants to implement 300 to 360 bikes during the first phase.

The city is still working on the prices to rent the bikes.

Around the country, costs are generally $8 for a day pass, $15 for a month pass and $80 for a yearly membership.

The city will hire a firm to run the program.

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