Cyclists, get clicking: the bike-share nonprofit B-Cycle is looking for input on the locations of nearly 70 new stations via an online mapping tool. B-Cycle will more than triple its number of Houston bike docks over the next few years — growing from 29 last November to a cool 100 — thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Director Will Rub refers to the explosive growth as “almost a shotgun approach”.
The station proposal map includes the current stations and some already-proposed locales from the B-Cycle team, but you can add commentary and suggest your own by registering with an email address (mere voyeurs may remain anonymous).
B-Cycle opened 2 new stations in December: Brazos at McGowen in Midtown, and Jackson Hill at Memorial Drive, just north of Buffalo Bayou between Shepherd and Waugh. The next few waves of expansion are planned for the Med Center and Rice Village areas, followed by Montrose, Midtown, and Washington Ave; eventually, Rub says, bikes will move east toward U of H and TSU. Currently, only 3 stations of the existing 31 are east of 59.
- Houston B-Cycle Station Suggestion Mapping Tool [Houston B-Cycle]
- Two New Stations! [Houston B-Cycle]
- How BCycle Will More Than Triple Bike Sharing in Houston [The Urban Edge]
- Previously on Swamplot: Where Houston’s Next Rent-a-Bike Stations Will Be; Multiplying Houston’s Rent-a-Bike Fleet; Are Houston’s B-Cycles ‘Merely Toys for Urban Bohemians’?
Photo of B-Cycle station at Brazos and McGowen: Houston B-Cycle