St. Augustine’s first bike share program is a little closer to becoming a reality! The Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) issued an opinion of appropriateness to the city for the design of signage and locations for the first phase of docking stations for the bikes.
When fully operational late in summer 2019, the system will provide 100 GPS-enabled e-bikes throughout the city. Riders will be able to use an app to locate bikes at mobility hubs throughout the city and may use a variety of payment options to ride on a daily, monthly, or annual basis.
The action by HARB allows city staff to continue with the development of an implementation program that will include a dozen bicycle hubs at:
- City Hall
- Flagler College’s dormitories on Malaga Street
- Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center
- Municipal Marina
- Near the intersection of Anastasia Boulevard and Arredondo Avenue
- Near the intersection of Cordova St. and Hypolita Street
- Near the intersection of Sevilla St. and Valencia Street
- Plaza de la Constitución
- Uptown Business District
- Visitor Information Center
- West King Street Business District
The next step is for the city to obtain a certificate of appropriateness from HARB for the program’s signage and locations. The program is scheduled to launch in later August or early September.