Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Virginia shipyard has 6,000 bike sharing system

We happened across this article in Virginia Business about the Newport News Shipbuilding company: Shipyard resembles a small city doing big things. The company has their own bike sharing system with a fleet of 6,000 bikes to allow employees to get around the 550-acre site:
There is a place in Virginia populated by 21,300 people who ride around on 6,000 bicycles.It is not a college town like Blacksburg or Harrisonburg; it is Newport News Shipbuilding.

The shipyard has 6,000 bicycles, but like good seats at a football stadium, you practically have to inherit a bike to use one. Our tour guide remembers having to put down $20 in collateral for the privilege of borrowing a bike.

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