Nonprofit bike sharing program Bublr Bikes announced Tuesday it
plans to remain open through the winter.
We want Bublr to be a viable transportation option for as many
days as possible, Bublr Bikes Executive Director Kevin Hardman
said. We will react very quickly to weather conditions and are
able to shut down the network when the roads are not suitable
for riding a Bublr Bike.
Last year, the system shut down for winter in December and
reopened mid-March. Hardman said more people are looking to ride
bicycle to commute or get around in winter.
The network will suspend service during city declared snow
emergencies and two stations at 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. and
Cathedral Square will be removed and reinstalled in spring.
The company says 1,400 people have passes to use the system and
they will be notified if service is stopped.