Project Background: The BikeLNK program officially launched in April 2018 and is fully operational.
The City of Lincoln, UNL students and administration, and community leaders first started discussions about bike share systems and what that could mean for the community in 2014. There was excitement from the beginning of the process, enough that the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department researched ways on how to successfully move forward with implementing a bike share system.
Many communities view bike sharing systems as contemporary urban amenities that play a crucial role in both attracting young professional residents and encouraging economic growth through improved tourist access to businesses and attractions. They can also strengthen a city's public transportation system and encourage healthy lifestyles through active commuting. The City of Lincoln, applied for and was awarded, a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant in the amount of $600,000. The bike share system currently hosts 20 stations. It has been a successful first year with over 36,000 trips. The City of Lincoln was recently awarded a Better Bike Share Partnership grant to install a first of its kind, public art bike share station.
If you have any questions related to bike share, you may contact Jamie Granquist, BikeLNK Manager, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (402) 659-8351. For general information or customer service, contact (402) 807-2005.