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UBikes is a bike-sharing service operated by the University of Virginia.


Preparation for the project began in 2010 when students came up with the idea and the Commonwealth Transportation Board allocated $35,000 for a planning grant. [1]

Study on the project began after an exploratory grant was received from the Virginia Department of Transportation. [2] The 100-bike project and its 13 stands were originally expected to go live in the spring of 2013. [3]

In its third year of operation, the program does not have any stations in downtown Charlottesville. [4]

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  1. Web. UVA receives $35,000 for Ubikes, Chiara Canzi, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, June 29, 2010, retrieved July 14, 2014.
  2. Web. University to apply for bike share grant, Abby Mergenmeier, Cavalier Daily, October 3, 2011, retrieved July 14, 2014.
  3. Web. UVA Applying for Grants to Start UBike Program, Matt Telhelm, NBC29, retrieved June 30, 2014.
  4. Web. UVa bike share program reports growing number of trips, eyes potential expansion to U-Hall, Tim Dodson, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 20, 2017, retrieved August 3, 2017.

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