To the Editor:
The Mayor’s Bike/Walk Task Force with the Health Department, Rec and Parks, the Parking Authority and Planning and Zoning are exploring the possibility of bringing a bike share program to Norwalk.
Bike shares provide a network of bicycles available at self-service kiosks. Customers are able to access the bicycles with the use of a smartphone app and their debit or credit card by purchasing a one-time ride or an annual membership. Most systems allow customers to make as many trips as often as they would like without additional charges, provided they return the bicycles to a kiosk within 30-60 minutes. Bike shares are ideal for short distance trips and can provide a last-mile connection between transit and your final destination.
Our first step is to assess the level of interest in a bike share program via a brief electronic survey: Norwalk Bike Share Survey. We encourage all of your readers to complete the survey and also share it widely on social media.
Nancy Rosett, Chair
Mayor’s Bike/Walk Task Force