Dave Fotsch has been selected as the first director of the Boise Bike Share project.
Fotsch leaves his post as public information officer for Central District Health Department to begin his new job on Monday, Sept. 30.
Fotsch will lead the Valley Regional Transit team responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the Boise Bike Share project.
The project involves setting up a network of bikes and stations available for public use in downtown Boise and on the Boise State University campus. The proposed system will have 140 bikes and 14 stations strategically located in the service area. BBS memberships of various lengths of time (one day to one year) will be available to access the bicycle system.
The first phase of the Boise Bike Share program should be operational by spring/summer 2014.
Fotsch has been CDHD public information officer since February 2005. He has been a tireless advocate for the local bicycle community. He is currently a board member of the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance and a member of the Ada County Highway District Bicycle Advisory Committee.
“I am really excited about making this bike share program a reality. Similar programs located throughout the United States have met with success,” Fotsch said in a press release. “We have a strong biking community in the region, and I am confident that this program will be embraced by the public and enhance the area’s great livability environment.”