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Building on the success of the Fort Collins Bike Library, City staff and partners are working on plans for an automated, self-checkout bike share system with conveniently located public bikes that you can check out for trips around town. The Bike Share Business Plan lays out the vision for a phased future system, as well as an assessment of demand, costs, and steps towards implementation. Download the Executive Summary, proposed station map, or full report.

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Bike share is an innovative public transportation program offering a network of bicycles for short-term use. Through automated, self-service bike check-out stations, bike share combines the flexibility and freedom of a bicycle with the accessibility of public transportation. Bike share systems enhance mobility within a city, promote tourism and economic development, and offer a fun and healthy way of getting around town. Extending the reach of public transit, bike share systems create connections - connecting people to where they live, work and play, and to other modes of transportation. A great way to stay up-to-date on the bike share world is at

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Previous efforts

  • The Fort Collins Bike Library Alternatives Analysis (2012), which analyzed long-term sustainable options for bike sharing.
  • Demos of select bike sharing technologies (2012).
  • EPA Technical Assistance (2013): included a workshop with bike sharing experts and summary memo with options for implementing bike sharing.


Amy Lewin, PE, Transportation Planner | 970-416-2040 |