Austin B-cycle boasts new milestone, plans expansion

Austin B-cycle sign sits in front of the Texas state Capitol
Austin B-cycle sign sits in front of the Texas state Capitol. (Provided Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s bicycle share company Austin B-cycle will expand its operation due to continued high usage, the company reported Wednesday.

More than 50,000 trips have been made on the red bicycles since the company launched in December 2013.

“We are thrilled to see Austin’s bikeshare system consistently double projected 1st year usage, and we are pleased to announce a further expansion of our system to meet demand,” Austin B-cycle Executive Director Elliott McFadden said in a statement.

The company will expand it’s locations at 4th Street and Congress Avenue, S. Congress Ave. and Academy Drive and Pfluger Bridge at 2nd Street. New locations will be installed at South Lamar near Barton Springs Road and restaurant row on Barton Springs. Second locations will be added at the Convention Center and Rainey District.

According to Austin B-cycle, the bike sharing program has been responsible for 50,233 trips, 13,000 of which replaced car trips, and more than 3.3 million calories have been burned since Dec. 21, 2013.

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