Milwaukee’s “Bublrs”

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From Urban Milwaukee:

Get ready to ride an Urban Milwaukee bike around town. Through a new partnership with Bublr Bikes, 20 Bublr bicycles have been outfitted with Urban Milwaukee branding. The bikes will circulate throughout the rapidly expanding Bublr Bikes network.

Bublr Bikes launched in 2014 with 10 stations and added 18 more in 2015. An on-going expansion effort stretching into next year will roughly double the size of the system by adding up-to 40 more stations in partnership with the cities of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, West Allis and the Village of Shorewood. The network today includes 40 stations and 350 bikes. The system, which is operated by a non-profit, has a goal to eventually reach 100 stations and 1,000 bicycles.

Bike Sharing Explained

A single 30-minute ride costs $3 ($3 for each additional 30 minutes), while a month-long membership that includes unlimited 60-minute rides costs $15 ($80 annually). Starting this year Bublr also added a pay-as-you-go pass that allows riders that pre-purchase a fob to get 30 minutes usage for $2 each. The pay-as-you-go pass makes it easier to quickly grab a bike and go (at a discount) while avoiding the need for a long-term financial commitment.

The system pairs well with existing and planned transit options like the bus system or streetcar by providing another mobility option, allowing riders to choose the mode that bests fits their need.

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