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Bicycles


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 79 miles of on-road bike lanes, 12 miles of shared-roads, and 57.5 miles of shared road paths. There are over 900 bike parking spaces downtown including six on-street bike racks and 26 bike lockers. 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%. For city bike routes see a2gov.org/departments/parks-recreation/Pages/default.aspx (click on Biking).

ArborBike, a bike share system intended for short trips, has 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; one-month $10; one-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. info@arborbike.org, arborbike.org.

The getDowntown program (see Commuting Alternatives (in this section) rents secured bike lockers for commuters at seven downtown locations for $60/year. For commuters or storage, space in secured bike houses at the Maynard and Ann/Ashley parking structures is $75/year. (734) 794-1876, info@getdowntown.org

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