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Red Bike Planning Meeting Scheduled for Newport

A Red Bike community meeting is scheduled in Newport for next week.

The city is aggressively pursuing the bike sharing program and will host members of the community on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. inside the multi-purpose room at the city building (998 Monmouth Street).

Jason Barron, Executive Director of Red Bike Cincinnati, will be presenting information about the proposed Red Bike project in Newport. His presentation will include site recommendations, the projected costs of the project and the timeline to be installed by the MLB All-Star game. He will also be available to answer questions.

Newport announced recently that it nearly has enough money for three stations, though it may soon have enough for four. Suggested locations in Newport include a pair by the Levee, Monmouth Street, the Taylor-Southgate Bridge, and possibly near Sixth & Washington Streets.

Newport, Bellevue, and Covington are all aggressively pursuing the Red Bike program and would like to be linked to Cincinnati's successful program by the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July when it comes to Great American Ballpark.

Covington recently announced that it has enough funding for five, maybe six stations and will be ready by July, while Bellevue is working hard at raising funds currently.

-Staff report

Photo: Jason Barron speaks about Red Bike/RCN file