LOCATION CHANGE: Taste the Future, Tuesday, Aug. 16, has been moved to the Columbus State parking garage on Washington Avenue.
CoGo Bike Share
CoGo Bike Share is here!
Located across Mount Vernon Avenue from the Bookstore, the station features bikes that can be rented for short trips. A $6 day pass allows for unlimited trips, or residents can buy a $75 yearly membership. (Bikes must be checked into a kiosk every 30 minutes – the system is designed for short trips so bikes stay in circulation.) There's a $3 fee for keeping a bike longer than 30 minutes, and a $1,200 fine for losing one.
The system is run through a public-private partnership between the city and Alta Bicycle Share, which runs similar programs in eight U.S. cities and Melbourne, Australia. Portland, Ore.-based Alta has seven employees in Columbus to oversee CoGo.
CoGo Bikes are convenient for students and faculty who want to take a short trip for lunch, to run an errand, or to go to an exercise class downtown. The kiosk holds up to 10 bikes and opened in July 2013.