Its Getting Easier To Rent A Bike In Houston

first_img 00:00 /00:56 Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 8Right now there are 33 stations around the city where you can check out one of Houston’s B-Cycles. That number is expected to grow to over 100 stations by 2018, now that Houston City Council has approved a $4 million expansion. Houston B-Cycle Executive Director Carter Stern says people will now be able to use the system more efficiently, because they’ll have a greater number of places to return a bike. He adds one of the areas they’re focusing on is the Texas Medical Center. “So we’re going to have 14 new stations out there,” says Stern. “That’s going to transform that area we hope, and bring B-Cycle to an area where it has not previously been.”Stern says they also hope to make the service more accessible in low-income communities. “It is a cheap option for folks who need to get to work, need to get to the grocery store or to areas of recreation, but don’t have a vehicle, don’t have a bus stop nearby,” says Stern. The bulk of the money for the B-Cycle expansion comes from a federal transportation grant. Listenlast_img read more