Houston sustainability director Laura Spanjian says B-cycle (shown above at Discovery Green earlier today) is just one of the systems the city is considering for its planned bike-sharing project. The city has funding from an EPA “climate showcase” program to install a bike-share kiosk or 2 in yet-to-be-identified locations Downtown — possibly along Buffalo Bayou or near Discovery Green. That first installation would just serve as a demo, says Spanjian. Once it’s in place, the city will look for funding for a more extensive bike-share system. Riders would use a credit card to check out the bikes; rides of half an hour or less would be free.
- BikeShare Technology Demonstration [Houston Green Scene]
- Houston Scores Federal Grant to Reduce Transportation-Related Emissions [KUHF]
- The magic bike is here [B-cycle]
Photo: Laura Spanjian