B-cycle, Austin's bicycle sharing service, has surpassed 50,000 trips four months after the kiosks opened to bikers downtown

May 15, 2014
Austin Business Journal

B-cycle, Austin's bicycle sharing service, has surpassed 50,000 trips four months after the kiosks opened to bikers downtown


The system has doubled projected first-year usage through this point and will expand to meet demand, according to a release sent out by Austin B-cycle. The nonprofit plans to add four locations and expand three due to high usage


New locations include a second Convention Center and Rainey District station, South Lamar Boulevard near Barton Springs Road, and restaurant row on Barton Springs Road. Expansion of current stations will occur at Fourth Street and Congress Avenue, South Congress Avenue and Academy, and the Pfluger Bridge at 2nd Street. Expansions are expected to begin in early June, according to the release


The expanded stations will gain an additional four bike docks, and the work will be supported by local law firm Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody


Since opening, Austin's B-cycle has sold 21,777 annual, semester, weekly and day passes. Riders have combined for 50,233 trips of a total 87,650 miles and an estimated 3.3 million calories burned, the group reported


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