Mayor Annise Parker will take the initial ride and unveil plans for the city’s public bike share program, known as Houston B-cycle. B-cycle is perfect for on street bike trips that are too far to walk, but too short to drive. Houston B-cycle will initially launch downtown with 18 bikes and 3 stations at City Hall, Market Square Park, and the George R. Brown Convention Center.
By the end of the year, the City hopes to have 200 bikes and more than 20 stations in downtown and other areas throughout Houston. Parker will discuss funding, hours of operation, membership fees and inaugurate the program by being the first to ride on the bikes.
Houston is one of 15 U.S. cities including Chicago, Washington DC, Denver, CO and New York to provide bike sharing as an active transportation solution for their cities.