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Oahu Launching Bike Sharing Program

Published December 4, 2008

HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—Oahu is launching its own bike sharing program next year called Momentum B-cycle project.

The privately funded pilot program has a start-up cost of about $400,000, according to the Associated Press, and would allow people who pay for the service to check out and drop off the company's bikes at central island locations.

According to the Honolulu Advertiser, Oahu's bike sharing program is slated to begin June 1. It could eventually have bike racks across Oahu and within a five-mile radius of rail stops. No rack locations have been secured yet.

One hundred bikes will be available at 10 solar-powered bike racks with locks that are released with the swipe of a bike-share pass or credit card, according to the Associated Press. The first half-hour of ride time will be free. The next half-hour costs riders $2, and the next 30 minutes is $5.

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