B-Cycle Expects Even More Success In Second Year Of Service | News
More than 18,500 B-cylce trips were taken by roughly 6,500 members in Madison in just 200 days of operation last year.
This year, Madison B-cycle expects even better numbers, in part, to the addition of eight new stations.
After debuting in May of 2011 with six stations located on the Isthmus, B-cycle grew to 27 locations across downtown Madison. In just its first year, B-cycle members rode nearly 39,600 miles saving 2,844 gallons of gasoline that kept 103,000 pounds of carbon monoxide from being released into the city’s air, officials said.
The B-cycle station located at the University of Wisconsin’s Memorial Union saw more traffic than any other in 2011.
Madisonians can expect to see the return of the iconic red bikes to the city’s landscape Apr. 1 along with some new additions. After a successful 2011, B-cycle will be open an extra hour, until midnight, every day while expanding its number of stations and bikes in order to make bike-sharing more accessible to a greater number of the city’s population.
The new locations will be installed throughout the spring and have been selected based upon feedback from B-cycle users.
Madison B-cycle’s mobile app is available now and provides real-time bike availability and nearby station locations based upon a user’s geographic location. The app is available on the Android and iPhone mobile platforms and is a great tool for anyone looking to take advantage of program.