Charlotte B-cycle Expands to 24 StationsApril 17, 2014 5:09 pm
Three new stations being installed this week in Third Ward and South End
Charlotte B-cycle is adding three new stations to its fleet, expanding to 24 total stations. The new stations are located in Uptown and South End – two in Third Ward (one at the corner of 4th St. and Cedar St., one at Romare Bearden Park) and one at the corner of Morehead and S. Tryon St.
“This expansion is a reflection of the demand that we continue to see for bike sharing and alternative transportation in Center City Charlotte,” said Dianna Ward, Executive Director of Charlotte B-cycle. “We are thrilled that B-cycle users will be able to get to some of our City’s new attractions, including BB&T Ballpark and Romare Bearden Park, without having to drive.”
Since Charlotte B-cycle was launched, more than 58,000 trips have been taken. The bike sharing system currently has nearly 600 annual and student members in Charlotte.
“Our mission has always been to increase bicycle usage in Charlotte and to decrease vehicle trips,” said Michael Smith, President & CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners. “We know that biking helps improve health and air quality, and we are glad that B-cycle is helping biking becoming a more convenient and better integrated part of Charlotte’s transportation system.”
The solar-powered kiosks will be available for use next week. Charlotte B-cycle, made possible by made possible by BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina, was launched in July 2012. Charlotte B-cycle annual memberships can be purchased online at www.charlottebcycle.com.