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BionX Partnering for Bike Sharing

Published November 15, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—BionX Electric Bikes, a Magna Marque brand, has announced a pilot project with California EPA as part of Governors' Global Climate Summit 3. This four week project is to test bike sharing at the Sacramento capitol building.

These modular stations will give Cal/EPA employees access to bikes and e-bikes for both commuting and local transportation, according to a press release. The e-bikes will allow riders to move quickly and conveniently without driving or having to wait for public transportation.

Sacramento has invested in bike lane infrastructure and currently rates as the No. 4 city for bike commuting in the United States. This initial pilot project will provide a demonstration of the convenience and appeal of bike share programs by allowing Cal/EPA employees easy, on-demand access to the bike-friendly streets on BionX-equipped e-bikes kept in running order by an expert local retailer.

“We are thankful that Cal/EPA and the city of Sacramento, supported by the Governor's office, have allowed us to the use Cal/EPA facilities to test this exciting program. It’s a completely new model for employee, client and visitor bike and e-bike sharing programs on work or educational campuses, and at hotels, tourist destinations and police stations,” said Vincent Lamoureux, Magna Marque global sales and marketing director.

BionX will be attending the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 at the University of California-Davis on November 15 - 16. Hosted by California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger, this is one of the world’s foremost climate change events, and BionX will be offering information on e-bike and bike sharing, along with demonstrations and test rides to delegates and media.

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