New wheelchair gives the beach back to people with autism
Bike sharing services like Bixi are about empowering people who have mobility disabilities by offering a way to get around at a far cheaper cost. In 2015, there were over 150,000 registered Bixis on the streets of Seattle — many of them with people with autism, but also people with other types of disabilities.
In an e-mail, Bixi co-founder and CEO Mike Folt said, “If they can get out, I’ll be happy to host a few in the future.”
At the moment, though, Bixi is just one of several bike share programs that the Seattle Department of Transportation is trying to sell. Another bike share program for children, the Bixi Bike, is up for the next two years on the Gold Line light rail.
Bixi, which offers four bikes per user per day, allows users to pedal a bike as far as 40 blocks from the station.
“As the company goes on, it becomes more and more valuable that the바카라 users have a sense of ownership,” said David Healy, director of Bixi’s corporate development, in an interview 더킹카지노with The Seattle Times.
On Thursday afternoon, riders of the system made their way down Ranatyasastra.cominier Avenue to the train yard at 16th Avenue South and 5th Street South. The ride home takes about 10 minutes.
Healy said he wasn’t able to say whether the Bixis would be a part of a bike share program for other people with disabilities.
Healy said he also didn’t have an indication of which bike to buy.
Bixi is also one of many programs that are part of a $1.8 billion Seattle City Sound Transit bond. The bond will be used for several projects.
Seattle City Light Railway said it expects to begin providing free biking service in October. However, city officials said the only other bike sharing programs will be provided via the $35 million Light Rail Levy, which is set to be implemented over the next few years, and the $5 million Sound Transit program in 2015.