Link to more than double e-bike inventory

Bike Miami Valley received a $ 286,000 federal grant from the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, and the city manages the grant to meet its requirements, said Joseph Weinel, chief engineer at Dayton.

Bids should be on April 28 and the contract should be awarded to the low bidder by the end of May, he said.

The subsidy funds come from the MVRPC’s regionally controlled surface transportation program, Estandia said.

Link installed 10 new bike hubs last year, and grew its network to 37 locations.

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A new Link bike hub on East Fourth Street and Huffman Avenue in East Dayton. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

A new Link bike hub on East Fourth Street and Huffman Avenue in East Dayton.  CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
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A new Link bike hub on East Fourth Street and Huffman Avenue in East Dayton. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

Link wants to increase the number of electrically assisted bikes at their hubs, which are spread across the city.

New hubs were added last year on Jefferson Street at the First and Fifth Street intersections, and others were installed in West Dayton by the Jobs Center and the Wright Dunbar business district.

New hubs were placed at Huffman Avenue and East Fourth Street, as well as East Third and June streets, near the DK Effect “brewcade” and Gionino’s Pizza.

Others walked in the Carillon neighborhood, near the OneFifteen campus and Welcome Park, and Deeds Point, across the river north of RiverScape MetroPark.

The City of Dayton has also recommended giving Link and Bike Miami Valley over $ 100,000 of their federal rescue funds possible for new bike lanes and signposts in the west and northwest of Dayton.

If the project is approved, new bills could potentially come to neighborhoods such as Old Dayton View, Grafton Hill, Wolf Creek and Five Points.

Since its launch, Link has had more than 18,500 users who have taken more than 140,000 trips in Dayton. Link users rent bikes using the group’s app, and pay fees on a per-minute or membership basis.


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