In spring 2017, Rochester will get a bike share program, run by Zagster. Our friends at Reconnect Rochester wanted to make bike share broadly accessible to city residents, and in particular saw need for a bike share station on Hudson Ave. in the Upper Falls neighborhood, where no station had otherwise been planned. But there’s a cost: $9000 for the additional station.
That brings us to the good news. The Crowdrise campaign to raise the money was wildly successful, and the Hudson Ave. station is now fully funded. More than 140 people donated (read the full list), more than $1000 came from RCA members (woohoo!), and R Community Bikes gave matching donations. Not only will the Hudson Ave. station go forward, but because of the campaign, there will be 10 shared bikes at the Public Market, and another station on Adams Street in Corn Hill–special thanks for that one go to Laura Beth and Matthew Denker. Congratulations go to everybody who together made these good things happen!