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By Josh Bootsma
LANSING, Ill. (May 18, 2022) – Soon, not owning a bike will no longer keep local residents from enjoying Lansing’s bike paths, as the Lan-Oak Park District is planning to bring a public bike share program to town.
According to the park district’s spring newsletter, bicycle docking stations will be installed “in multiple locations throughout Lansing.”
The newsletter also said the bikes will be accessed through an app where users can pay for and unlock their bike. The same app will allow riders to lock their bikes in other locations during use.
Each bicycle will have seven speeds, a basket, a cup holder, and a bell.
The Lan-Oak Park District says the bike share program will come to Lansing this summer, though it is not clear when the program will start, or where the bike docking stations will be placed. The park district maintains the Pennsy Greenway bike path that runs north into Calumet City and southeast into Munster.
The park district declined The Lansing Journal’s request for more details and expressed a preference for sharing information about the bike share program directly with residents.
The contact information available on the park district website is:
- Eisenhower Community and Fitness Center
2550 178th Street, Lansing, IL 60438
- Cook County Forest Preserves offer dockless bikesharing (June 2018 article)