Clark Mason, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Healdsburg is on the verge of becoming the first city in Sonoma County to offer a bike-share program to make it easier for people to get around on two wheels.
Described as a fun, low-cost, low-impact transportation alternative, the program was given the green light this week by the City Council.
The 30 short-term rental bikes spread among five “docking stations” is targeted at residents and workers for short trips, not tourists who want to head out to nearby valleys for scenery and wineries.
It’s envisioned for use by employees who might park at the train depot and take a bike into downtown, or for those who might want to use a bike to go to lunch from their workplace to the Healdsburg Plaza.
Vice-mayor Brigette Mansell described it as a “culture shift,” and a way to get people out of cars.