HARB grants opinion of appropriateness for signage and bike hub locations
St. Augustine’s first bike share program got a little closer to becoming a reality when the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) issued an opinion of appropriateness to the city last week. The review and nod from HARB was specifically for the design of signage and locations for the first phase of docking stations for the bikes. View the presentation here.
When fully operational late in the summer, the system will provide 100 GPS-enabled e-bikes throughout the city. Riders will be able to use an app app to locate bikes at mobility hubs throughout the city, and may use a variety of payment options to ride on a daily, monthly, or annual basis.
The action by HARB allows city staff to continue with the development of an implementation program that will include a dozen bicycle hubs at:
- Visitor Information Center,
- City Hall,
- Municipal Marina,
- Plaza de la Constitución,
- Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center,
- West King St. Business District,
- Uptown Business District,
- near the intersection of Cordova St. and Hypolita St. ,
- near the intersection of Anastasia Blvd. and Arredondo Ave.,
- near the intersection of Sevilla St. and Valencia St., and
- Flagler College’s dormitories on Malaga St.
The next step is for the city to obtain a certificate of appropriateness from HARB for the program’s signage and locations. The program is scheduled to launch in late August or early September.