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See Recreation - Bicycling for information about longer-term rentals and cycling groups.

Bicyclists must follow the same laws as motorized vehicles when riding on the street, including riding with the direction of traffic, coming to complete stops at all stop signs and red lights, and using a headlight and rear reflector before sunrise and after sunset. When riding on the sidewalk, bicyclists must yield to pedestrians and have and use an audible signal device such as a horn or bell to warn pedestrians of their presence. All fixed-route AAATA buses have exterior bike racks that accommodate 2 bikes at no extra charge.

Ann Arbor has 78 miles of on-road bike lanes, 12 miles of shared-roads, and 57.5 miles of shared road paths. Additionally, the bike to work commute reached over 5%, based on the Census Bureau's American community Survey reporting. This is an increase from the 2000 US census earlier reported 2.4%.

The ArborBike, a bike share system intended for short trips around town. Thirteen stations around town and on the U-M campus. Adults age 18 and over can join at station kiosks or online. One-day membership $6; 1-month $10; 1-yr. $65. Members have access to an unlimited number for 60-minute trips. To ride longer than 60 minutes with no usage fees, return bike to any station and check the bike back out again. Trips over 60 minutes: $3 per half hour.,

The getDowntown program (see Commuting Alternatives (in this section) rents bike lockers, (for commuters), at 7 downtown locations for $60/year. The program also manages Bike Houses, (for commuters and/or storage), at the Maynard and Ann/Ashley Parking Structures where employees can park securely for $75/year. (734) 794-1876,

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