“Tucson’s Tugo Bike Share system will launch on Friday, November 17, with an event that formally kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Event will be at Catalina Park, 941 N. 4th Avenue (south of Speedway Blvd.)
The launch event will be emceed by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m.
Immediately after the speakers’ remarks, dozens of cyclists, including Mayor Rothschild, will ride Tugo bikes from Catalina Park to various docking stations, and the system will be open to the public.”
Background info on this Tugo project from Mayor Jonathan Rothschild:
“Tucson will be joining more than 50 American cities that have a bike share program. There will be just over 300 bikes available at 36 self-service, solar-powered stations in the downtown and University areas. The public can buy daily, monthly or annual passes. Tucson’s bike share system is funded by federal dollars, sponsorships and user fees.
Approved by the Tucson City Council in June 2016, the bike share system will be operated by Shift Transit, with equipment and technology provided by PBSC Urban Solutions. They’ve deployed more than 50,000 bikes in cities around the world, including Chicago, Columbus and Toronto. In 2017 alone, Shift Transit customers have taken more than one million rides via their bike share systems across North America.”