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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bike Sharing Huge Success In Europe

Spokane tried a variation of 'bike sharing' years ago, with the result that a lot of the lilac-painted bicycles ended up in the river or stolen. This New York Times article tells how new technology is keeping things like that from happening, and making bike sharing a huge sucess in Europe.

Do you think bike sharing would work well in an area like Coeur d'Alene, which is a popular tourist destination in the summer?

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.