Norfolk is considering sponsorships to support the proposed bike share program.
The city expects to have 10 bike share stations with 50 bikes ready for public rental by this summer. This, according to the city’s alternative transportation manager, Paul Fillion.
Fillion presented to a Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization committee this week about the city’s bike efforts.
“We didn’t want city funds involved in operating or securing the bike share,” Fillion said. “The intent is for this to be 100 percent sponsor-funded. Then we can go to council and say, ‘We have sponsorships, we have the vendor, let’s go.’ ”
The launch date for the program is dependent on filling those sponsorships. In addition to city council and staff approval.