Bublr Bikes

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Bublr Bikes, Milwaukee's nonprofit bike share system, launched in the summer of 2014 with ten stations in and around downtown Milwaukee. There are now over 60 stations located in the City of Milwaukee, with additional stations in the surrounding communities of Wauwatosa and West Allis. Bikes can be checked out and returned to any station in the system, allowing people to efficiently travel to destinations throughout the Milwaukee area.

The City of Milwaukee supports Bublr Bikes by securing federal grants and providing a local match to purchase and install bike share stations and bikes. The system’s operations and membership are run by the nonprofit, Bublr Bikes.

For more information on membership, pricing, and station locations, visit the Bublr Bikes website.

Bike Share Expansion

The City of Milwaukee is expanding Bublr Bikes by 26 stations and 300 bikes, over 250 of which will be e-bikes. Stations will be installed in Spring and Summer of 2022. The map below shows the locations of new stations. Check Bublr Bikes' website for the most up-to-date station information and e-bike availability. 

To learn more about bike share station installation outside of the City's expansion project, contact Bublr Bikes.


 

What makes an ideal station location?

A successful bike share system depends on strategic station placement. Below are some of the factors the City and Bublr Bikes take into consideration when determining where to place new stations:

Station Density

Stations should be no more than 1/4 mile from another station to ensure they are a short walk from where you are and where you want to go.
 

Footprint

The City needs space within the public right of way to install the stations. Bublr Bikes stations need approximately 5 ft. in width and can vary in length. Stations will be on the street, sidewalk, or other city-owned property, such as a City park.

Access to Transit

Bike share can provide links to public transit, assisting with connectivity and solving the first-mile/last-mile problem. 

Access to Power Source

Some Bublr Bikes stations use solar energy to maintain internal batteries. Locations should receive ample sunlight for uninterrupted service.

Clear of Utilities

Stations cannot obstruct public utility lines or equipment, such as fire hydrants or manhole covers. They also cannot block access to bus stops.

Accessibility

Stations must be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to allow persons of any ability to use the sidewalk.

Visibility

Stations should be easy to find and convenient for users.

Open to the Public

Stations must be publicly accessible for community use.

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