The following stories are from two individuals who have used Nice Ride bicycles in the last few weeks to navigate the damage left from the tornados in north Minneapolis in May. The stories are very different, but both illustrate how the Nice Ride bicycles are making a difference already on the north side.
Wanted to pass along how helpful a Nice Ride bike was today. I wanted to get an on-the-ground assessment of the damage on the North Side and I was able to make use of the Nice Ride bikes at the west Broadway/Logan Station.
With all the roads closed to vehicle traffic, the Nice Ride bike was a way to get back into the neighborhoods and up and down west Broadway to make an assessment of the damage to commercial properties without interfering with the work being done by the emergency crews.
Just another way that Nice Ride can assist the City of Minneapolis in conducting their business in even the most devastating of times.
Director, Business Finance
City of Minneapolis
I was asked to share how Nice Ride saved me the day after the tornado hit north Minneapolis. The north side buses had route changes and were off schedule and wouldn’t go near my regular stop that day. I had an appointment after work that I needed to be at so I got off the bus about a mile from my house which was luckily near a Nice Ride kiosk, promptly took out my key, got myself a bike and rode to the new kiosk off Broadway–only four blocks from home! I love this program and just renewed my subscription so I’m set through Oct 2012!
North Minneapolis resident and Nice Ride subscriber