Bike Chattanooga Adds 2 New Downtown Stations

Chattanooga’s Bicycle Transit System Expands

Thursday, December 13, 2012
The  City  of  Chattanooga’s  Bike  Chattanooga  Bicycle  Transit  System  will  add  capacity  to Chattanooga’s  newest  public  mobility  option  when  they  install  two  new stations  and  add  capacity to an  existing  station  this  week.      
 
A  19-­dock  station  will  be  placed  near  Market  Street  &  East  4th Street  next  to  Hair  of  the  Dog Pub  and  the Sports  Barn  parking  lot.
   
 
A  15-dock  station  will  be  placed  next  to  UTC’s  Maclellan  Gym  on  Douglas  Street.  This  will  be the fifth station  located  on  UTC  campus.  This  station  will  create  additional  network  density  on  campus and  serve as  an  easy  access  point  to  the  Riverwalk.  
 
“UTC  is  happy  to  continue  our  relationship  with  the  Chattanooga  bike  share  program.  This partnership allows  us  to  continue  our  efforts  to  reduce  our  campus  carbon  footprint  by encouraging energy-­-efficient transportation,  as  well  as  promoting  a  healthy  and  active  lifestyle  for  our  students,” said Dr.  John  Delaney, vice chancellor  for  Student  Development.  
 
Four  docks  will  be  added  to  the  existing  station  at  TVA  on  Market  Street,  making  it  a  15-­-dock station.  
 
The  two  new  stations  and  expansion  of  the  TVA  station  will  complete  installation  of  the  initial  Bike Chattanooga  footprint,  according  to  Chattanooga  Bicycle  Coordinator  Philip  Pugliese. "This completes our  phase  one  installations  for  2012,” he said. “We  are  looking  forward  to  2013 and  the  opportunity to  further  connect  people  and  the  places  where  they  work,  live,  and  play.  As  people  experience the  system,  we  welcome  suggestions  for  new  locations."  
 
A  subscription  to  Bike  Chattanooga  allows  riders  to  take  an  unlimited  number  of  trips  from  station to  station,  of  60  minutes  or  less,  24  hours  a  day,  seven  days  per  week,  365  days  per  year. To learn  more  about  the  City  of  Chattanooga’s  Bike  Chattanooga  Bicycle  Transit  System,  visit  

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