Austin B-Cycle Hits 50,000 Trips, Plans Expansion

In just four months, Austin B-Cycle has helped replace 13,000 auto trips with bicycle trips, and helped nearly 7,000 non-cyclists try out biking in and around downtown Austin. The bike share non profit also celebrated a smashing success of a milestone, with 50,000 bike trips taken on its cycles.

Screen shot 2014-05-28 at 12.03.29 PMIt seems that Austin likes having bike options – and B-Cycle is listening. In June, Austin B-Cycle will add four new locations and expand three of the busiest stations.

The new stations include second Convention Center and Rainey District stations, a station at South Lamar Blvd. near Barton Springs Road, and one at restaurant row on Barton Springs Road. Expansion of current stations will occur at 4th St. and Congress Ave., South Congress Ave. and Academy, and the Pfluger Bridge at 2nd Street, each gaining four additional bike docks.

“We are thrilled to see Austin’s bikeshare system consistently double projected first year usage,” said Austin B-cycle Executive Director Elliott McFadden. “Austin loves B-cycle!”

According to an April telephone survey of 400 B-Cycle users, 93 percent rated the service excellent, 26 percent said their B-Cycle trips replaced car trips, and 32 percent said they’d never or rarely hopped on a bike before trying B-Cycle.

That’s news that benefits all Austin commuters. Reducing car trips downtown makes it a bit easier for others who have to drive to do so and find parking. Keep up the great work, B-Cycle and Austin commuters!

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