In 2015, the City of West Allis received Federal grant funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to design and implement a Bike Share system in West Allis. The projected total project cost of the proposed nine-station system was $499,200, which requires a 20% local match that was expected to be funded by a combination of private contributions and successful redevelopment projects. The system, once installed, would be operated by an outside organization.
In the summer of 2016, the City of West Allis, along with its selected engineering consultant R.A. Smith, held a Public Information Meeting to discuss the proposed system and draft station locations. Final site locations for 8 stations were approved in the spring of 2017, based on desired system concentration, expected usage and the project's budget.
The City partnered with Bublr Bikes, a Milwaukee based non-profit bike share program, to establish the 8 stations in West Allis. The stations were dedicated in October, 2017 at a ceremony attended by community leaders, City officials, the media and Bublr staff.
Bublr bike share stations are located at:
- Six Points (near Epikos church)
South 63rd Street and West Greenfield Avenue
- Six Points Crossing
Six Points Crossing and West Greenfield Avenue
- Summit Place
West Washington Street at Summit Place
- Towne Shopping Center
South 70th and West Greenfield Avenue
- Veterans' Memorial Park
South 70th and West National Avenue
- West Allis City Hall
7525 West Greenfield Avenue
- West Allis Farmers Market
6501 West National Avenue
- West Allis Public Library
7421 West National Avenue