Plans for Bike Share ICT to more than double in size should be complete in the coming weeks.
Two dozen bike stations and 100 new bikes will debut this fall at locations around the city, including Wichita State University, the Sedgwick County Zoo and the Great Plains Nature Center, the city announced.
The bike share program is a collaboration between the city and numerous community partners. To use a bike, riders download the Bike Share ICT app and choose their rental plan. Each bike has a unique number that when entered opens the bike’s lockbox.
Ellen Abbey, WSU’s director of auxiliary services, has been trying to get Bike Share ICT on campus for two years. She remembers receiving a letter from a young girl a year ago asking that Bike Share ICT come to WSU.
“I have framed that letter and have it on my wall to remind me, ‘Don’t give up on this project,’ ” Abbey said. “So yeah, it’s finally going to happen, and I hope to have her here when we do a ribbon-cutting.”
Abbey said she expects many students to use the bikes, but hopes to see the bikes’ impact stretch beyond people already on campus.
“Our hope is that we see more people from the community,” Abbey said.
Here’s the full list of new Bike Share ICT locations:
Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. Second St.
Broadway Auto Park, 303 S. Broadway
Broadway and Mount Vernon
Cleveland and First Street
Clifton Square, 3700 E. Douglas
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St.
Handley and Delano Path
Hillside and Douglas
Hydraulic and Douglas
Madison and Douglas
North YMCA, 3330 N. Woodlawn
O.J. Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Blvd.
River Vista, 150 N. McLean
Rutan and Douglas
Revolutsia, 2721 E. Central
Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st St.
Sedgwick County Zoo
Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd.
Wichita Transit Center, 214 S. Topeka
Wichita Transit Administration Office, 777 E. Waterman
Wichita State University (Heskett Center, Innovation Campus, Hughes Metropolitan Complex and Rhatigan Student Center)
West 11th and Bitting
1700 W. Douglas
Andrew Linnabary is an intern in the KMUW News Lab.