Second public meeting scheduled for Nice Ride’s North Side expansion

Nice Ride Minnesota, the sponsor of the successful bicycle sharing program that began in Minneapolis this past summer, is expanding into north Minneapolis in 2011 and will hold a second community meeting to reach out to north Minneapolis residents. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N. in North Minneapolis.

Nice Ride’s first community meeting in north Minneapolis was held in October 2010. This second meeting is being held to provide feedback on suggestions residents made at the first meeting. Nice Ride will also report outcomes from a series of six focus group meetings held in November and early December 2010.

Nice Ride Minnesota installed three bicycle sharing stations in north Minneapolis between September and November 2010. Nice Ride has committed to installing eight additional stations this spring as part of its expansion program. Community members who attend the second community meeting will have an opportunity comment on the site location plans.

"Nice Ride on the North Side" is sponsored by the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support. It is made possible by funding from the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Minnesotans and visitors took more than 100,000 rides on Nice Ride bikes since the program launched in June 2010.

Published Jan 11, 2011