Linus Bike, a City Bike Manufacturer, Responds to Kansas City B-Cycle Program

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An article published by Kansas City Business Journal reports on the challenges Kansas City is confronted with in effort to implement a new bike program.

On December 5, Linus Bike offers comments on an article published by Kansas City Business Journal describing the challenges of a new bicycling program launching in Kansas City.

According to the article, the B-Cycle program is an effort to institute a system of bike sharing within Kansas City. The article states that bike sharing is meant to provide a practical transportation option within Kansas City. The article reports that to partake in the biking program, an individual has the option to pay per day or opt for an annual option.

The Kansas City Business Journal article illustrates the challenges that the B-Cycle program has been faced with. Though the effort to implement wider use of city bikes was not a failure, it was concluded that further study will be needed to improve the program. The article claims that the largest obstacle to the program’s success is properly informing Kansas City dwellers how to use a bike-sharing system and convincing them of the idea’s merit.

Installing a bike-sharing system would represent a significant investment for Kansas City. As such, taking ideas from numerous cities with existing bike-sharing programs may benefit the B-Cycle initiative if adapted appropriately. The article discusses the importance of analyzing cities with similar climate and weather conditions. Other logistical aspects such as adjusting routes or installing bike lanes are also mentioned as considerations for the next year.

Sales Manager of Linus Bike, Jason Latty, comments “I always get excited when I hear about projects like these. Using city bikes as a regular part of urban transportation has great benefits; it promotes health and a good image for the community”.

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

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