Milwaukee Bike Share More Popular Than Ever

The city’s Bublr Bikes provided over 100,000 rides in 2023 so far.

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November 22, 2023, 6:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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The popularity of biking and bike share is on the rise in Milwaukee, reports Ryan Burk for Spectrum News 1, where the city’s Bublr bike share system hit a ridership record in 2023 with over 100,000 rides.

The system’s ridership drops during the city’s harsh Wisconsin winters, but the system has started introducing e-bikes during the winter. “EBikes make the bike industry so much more accessible to people with a variety of abilities and age ranges, which I think is a beautiful thing that's happening in the industry as a whole,” said Bublr sponsorship and outreach manager Elizabeth Grout.

Shared mobility is seeing high ridership numbers around the country, but many systems face an uncertain future due to a lack of public funding or reluctance on the part of private operators to continue running them.

Saturday, November 18, 2023 in Spectrum News 1

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