Topeka Metro Bike Share Program Update, Books Available On Busses

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Your options of ditching your vehicle and using a bicycle to get around the Capital City will be here before you know it.

The Topeka Metro will introduce its bike share system to Capital City residents starting in the spring. Residents can join as a bike share member or use a bike for an hourly fee.

The bikes will be at five locations around town. They include Washburn, Topeka Library, Downtown Quincy Street, Gage Park and Lake Shawnee.

General Manager Susan Duffy encourages riders to mark their calendars.

“Look out for April,” said Duffy. “Bike share will be on the street in the city of Topeka. The bikes should be arriving shortly, so we will have them out as soon as we thaw out.”

Duffy invites you to come out before the City Council meeting Tuesday. That is when Topeka Metro unveils its new Gillig Bus. Topeka Metro will be getting 10 of the new busses. The new busses will replace dozens of busses that were purchased 17 years ago.

Topeka Metro will also be offering free copies of the book “True Grit” to riders starting in February. The promotion is an effort to support “Big Read” which is hoping to restore reading to the center of American culture.