Bublr Bikes to remain open though winter

Freeman Staff

Nov. 17, 2015

MILWAUKEE — 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.