Neighborhood Expansion Initiative Empowers Community Involvement
CINCINNATI, OH – November 1, 2023 – Red Bike, the Cincy region’s station-based bike share, is thrilled to announce the opening of two new stations in Evanston, marking a significant expansion of our network and a commitment to expanding Red Bike access to more communities.
The two new Red Bike stations are located to serve the needs of Evanston residents, students, and visitors alike. The new stations result from collaborative efforts with the Evanston Community Council, local businesses, residents, and the City of Cincinnati to create a more sustainable and interconnected city. Red Bike recognizes the importance of strategic placement in ensuring that sustainable transportation is a viable option for a diverse range of users.
The new Red Bike stations in Evanston are positioned at the following key locations:
- Montgomery & Woodburn – Situated at the five-way intersection connecting to Hewitt Ave. Located close to the Evanston Recreation Center, a major hub of the community, this large station will provide easy and convenient connection to Red Bike’s recent station expansion neighborhood, Walnut Hills—a short distance from Evanston.
- Owl’s Nest Park – Located off Fairfax Ave. on the north end of Owl’s Nest Park. This station is located near many community resources and schools, connecting riders to local businesses and public spaces. This station will help bridge a connection to and from Evanston and surrounding communities.
The expansion of Red Bike in Evanston holds significant importance in the broader context of connecting our communities. By strategically placing stations at popular neighborhood locations, Red Bike aims to create links to other transit facilities and to Walnut Hills, Avondale, and the Wasson Way, knitting together communities that were divided by the development of the I-71 highway corridor. Not only will this connect recreational facilities throughout the area, but it will also provide a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to traditional modes of transportation, reducing carbon emissions and contributing to a greener future. A third station is slated for installation in Spring of 2024 along with a community celebration of the new infrastructure.
“It’s so great to have Red Bike in place and available in more neighborhoods, especially as more infrastructure comes online,” says Red Bike Engagement Manager Elese Daniel, “We’re [Red Bike] able to amplify connectivity within a neighborhood and outside of it – allowing more people more options as they commute or recreate.”
The stations can be accessed by downloading the BCycle app, available on iOS and Android. Creating an account allows users to seamlessly locate the nearest station and contribute to the sustainable transformation of Evanston and Cincy Region. The expansion into Evanston has pushed Red Bike to 72 stations with over 600 bicycles. The expansive network guarantees community access throughout the Cincy region.
About Red Bike
Red Bike is Cincinnati’s non-profit station-based bike share system. We are a small local team connecting people to places and each other by providing a reliable, low-cost, and green transportation option. We partner with communities to improve lives through bikes. We are working toward a more just and joyful transportation network by changing how people move. www.cincyredbike.org