Bike share programs have been around since the 1960s globally and often involve stations of bike racks set up in different areas, allowing people to pay a fee to borrow a bicycle for a set amount of time. Many times corporate sponsors have logos on the bikes.
City officials, including City Manager Dave Kiff and Mayor Nancy Gardner, have heard from bike share organizers over the past year or two but said in emails that they do not know of specific plans for Newport Beach that could be presented on Monday.
According to the meeting agenda, three companies will present information to the committee. The companies include ibikeshare/callock, Alta Bicycle Share and B-cycle. The agenda did not include additional information about the companies’ proposals.
The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Central Library’s Friends Room. The meeting is open to the public, and members of the public may make comments.
Photo shows London bike share bicycles in Hyde Park.