5 minutes Date Enacted: Oct 9, 2023 Date Launched: Oct 9, 2023
Credit: Cycle Sandusky County
Sandusky County Public Health has partnered with the YMCA of Sandusky County to launch Cycle Sandusky County, a free bike library program in the rural Northern Ohio community. The program allows any Sandusky County resident ages 12 and older to rent a bike for the day, available from the YMCA of Sandusky County in Fremont. Cycle Sandusky County is funded through a Creating Healthy Communities Grant from the Sandusky County Public Health, and is further supported through a collaboration of several local organizations, including TRIPS public transportation, Spoke Life Cycles, and the Sandusky County Visitors Bureau.
Bikeshare can provide an alternative to cars, promote a healthy form of transit, connect people to transportation networks or other services, and generally improve mobility, and those benefits can impact rural areas just as they do in urban areas. Bike libraries are an effective, low-cost way to bring bikeshare to a community, and Cycle Sandusky County can help open the door to more sustainable, connected, and active transportation.