April 19, 2018

Hartford's CityPlace showcases bike-sharing program

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed

The owners of of downtown Hartford's tallest office tower -- CityPlace I -- are teaming with city officials on Thursday to showcase a new bike-sharing service in downtown Hartford.

Billed as CityPlace Cycles, Boston-based Paradigm Properties and the Hartford Business Improvement District (HBID) are hosting an informational event on the bike-sharing program Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 185 Asylum St.

The program, which launched earlier this year, allows CityPlace I tenants to sign out bikes, which is meant to encourage people to ride into work, officials said. Organizers recently added two bikes for a total of four to keep pace with demand.

Sandy Fry, the bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the city of Hartford, encouraged other Hartford entities to launch "bike-friendly" programs.

"We wish that more property owners would follow the lead of Paradigm and the Hartford Business Improvement District in encouraging transportation by bicycle," Fry said.

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