Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
According to the article, Long Beach has recently announced their new bicycle-sharing program. The article states that the privately-funded program will give the people of Long Beach the opportunity to visit one of the new 250 self-service kiosks where they can rent one of the 2,500 bikes that have been made available. The Sacramento Bee states that “The city is providing public right of way locations for the bike share stations and Bike Nation plans to invest $12 million to develop the program.”
China Reevers, representative for city bike manufacturer Linus Bike comments, “On top of being one of the most affordable ways to travel, cycling reduces congestion, noise pollution, and carbon emissions. There are deep feelings of nostalgia and happiness connected to cycling; the simple joy it provides is undeniable. What’s really incredible is its ability to also improve our planet. Long Beach’s impressively extensive bike-sharing program will allow its residents to travel inexpensively and improve their environment. On top of all this, it will give residents the opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasure of cycling.” Reevers explains that in addition to producing quality bicycles, Linus Bike supports the improvement of our planet through cycling.
According to the article, the rental kiosks will begin opening in the downtown Long Beach area starting in February. In addition, the article explains that the bicycles can be rented for 24 hours with a rental fee of $6. If users wish to rent the bicycles for longer, they can expect to pay $12 for three days, $25 for seven days, and $35 for one month. As reported in The Sacramento Bee, students and seniors can receive year-long memberships with a $50 fee while other residents can expect to pay $75 for a year.
Linus Bike is located in California and is a bicycle manufacturer that specializes in making vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not just a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells an entire 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.