2 wheels better than 4

Four more stations for B-Cycle Charlotte–that’s what leaders are saying as B-Cycle turned one this week. Nearly 500 annual memberships exceeded the program’s expectations by 40 percent, and the more than 11,000 one-day riders surpassed expectations by a whopping 1,600 percent, said Dianna Ward, the program’s executive director. The bikes have made 32,000 trips in a year.

“We’re thrilled at how the first year has ended up,” Ward said.

The program launched with 200 bikes available at 20 stations throughout uptown and surrounding neighborhoods.

Last week, the 21st station opened near the New Bern light rail station in South End. By this time next year, Ward said, the program hopes to operate 25 or more bike stations. We love this program and look forward to more growth.


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