Bike Share program ends in Seattle

The Seattle Times reported that Pronto, Seattle’s bike share program, will be shut down and dismantled over the next two weeks. The 54 stations and 500 bikes will be stores while the Department of Transportation looks for a new home. The bike share program, launched in 2014 with high hopes, had an uphill battle with the hilly terrain, limited, protected bikeways, and weather that discourages spontaneous biking.

The City purchased the program in 2016 but was also unable to to make a go of it despite additional investments. So say goodby to those spring, green bikes!

Bike share programs are expanding across the country, but not in Seattle