This Wednesday from 11-2pm, drop by city hall to see B-Cycle bike sharing concept in action. Last month, we wrote that bike sharing could not only help solve many “last mile” transit problems, it would also become a superb recreational amenity for the entire city and its visitors.
What: B-cycle demo event for city officials and members of the public
Where: 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701 (Lavaca Street)
When: Demo runs from 11am-2pm; setup at 9:30am
From the Downtown Austin Alliance:
“Just as car-sharing systems provide a convenient way to use cars on a short-term rental basis, bicycle-sharing systems allow people to check out bikes to run errands and make other short trips. Representatives of B-cycle, a national company that produces bicycles and other equipment for and works with cities to implement bicycle-sharing systems, will demonstrate their product at City Hall plaza from 11 am – 2 pm on Wednesday, October 27th. They will explain how bike sharing can decrease dependence on single-occupant vehicles, help improve mobility and support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The public is invited to stop be and talk with B-cycle staff member and to take a short ride on one of their bikes.”