Bike Share in Dayton Ohio

March 31, 2009, I wrote a post “Pave more roads or free bikes? Stimulus for the future” talking about bringing bike share to Dayton: The idea of the free bike isn’t new, and it’s not out of reach. It’s working in Paris, and it’s being rolled out in small communities across the country and a […]

Here is an infographic that makes a good case for bike share. You can read all the posts here: http://esrati.com/category/bike-share-in-dayton-ohio/ An infographic by the team at Online Masters In Public Health

I may eventually get the credit for being the first voice for bike sharing, much like Tony Capizzi gets the credit for baseball downtown, but, it won’t be anytime soon. The people at UpDayton and Metroparks with help from Dr. Ervin have released their plan for bike share lite.  They propose a max of 30 […]

Mike Ervin liked the idea when I first told him about bike share back in 2009. So did Andy Williamson- when I brought Bcycle from Boulder to the first Miami Valley Bicycle summit. I took a slide deck out and presented it to, or talked with Dr. Hopkins at Wright State who loved it. Dr. […]

While Dayton waits for the $4 million paddle boat run, Kansas City is jumping ahead with a small Bike share program. The pedaling population of Kansas City is expected to increase with the arrival of a bike-sharing program that has been a success in other cities. Ninety sturdy bicycles will come rolling into downtown today […]

…get healthier, save the planet, put more money in your pocket, never get a parking ticket or pay for parking ever again Of course, adding a bike share program would help too. But, alas, we’re going to waste $4 million on paddle boats on the river. Dayton- get out and ride.

On Friday I went to the annual meeting of the extra-tax to save downtown organization- I mean the Downtown Dayton Partnership presentation of the update on the “Downtown Dayton Plan.” It seems the last year has been spent quietly raising $3.8 million for the paddle boat run- and not much else. Now, it’s up to […]

About three years ago, I started championing a bike share system for Dayton. I talked to anyone and everyone who would listen. I had the people from B-cycle ship a prototype bike to Dayton for the bike summit. I even started mapping our where we should locate the bike stations on Google Maps. Three years […]

I’ve talked on this site.about SRO housing before, as well as co-housing.  SRO stands for “Single Room Occupancy” and it’s illegal in Dayton- despite there being a few “grandfathered” examples- and some operated by social service agencies (the DePaul Center on St. Clair being an example). Of course, the other name for SRO and co-housing […]

Without any real value analysis (just like the way the giant fountains were pushed down our throats) Dr. Mike Ervin and Five Rivers Metroparks are about to raise and spend $4 million on a pet project of making Dayton a kayaking destination. Were any other studies done to see what could have maximum bang for […]