From the City of Denver's press release:
Denver announced today that electric bike libraries to support essential workers will be the first initiative funded by the voter-approved Climate Protection Fund (CPF). Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency (CASR) selected Northeast Transportation Connections (NETC) and West Corridor TMA to deploy and manage the libraries which are expected to open this summer. The e-bike libraries will be located in the Denver neighborhoods of Sun Valley, Globeville, Elyria and Swansea. The 70 e-bikes will be available free of charge for use by income qualified essential workers to support their commutes and other trips.
“E-bikes are an easy access, low emission mobility option that makes it convenient to get to jobs or run errands in your neighborhood,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “I’m also proud that this program will be focusing on our under-resourced neighborhoods and Denver’s critical essential workers, especially as the city emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.”
In Sun Valley, the libraries will be set up in multiple affordable housing communities, including Denver Housing Authority (DHA) developments, and will serve over 1,000 homes.
“DHA’s Sun Valley Homes redevelopment incorporates new mixed-income housing, supports neighborhood revitalization, and promotes healthy living through multi-modal transportation options along the West Corridor,” states David Nisivoccia, DHA’s Executive Director. “This exciting pilot program not only gives affordable and equitable access of e-bikes to the residents of Sun Valley, but also improves air quality and provides neighborhood families, students, and essential workers with economical transportation options.”
Read the City of Denver's press release "Climate Protection Fund to Support E-Bikes for Essential Workers," featuring the Denver Housing Authority.