AUSTIN (KXAN) – In the one year since B-Cycle launched here in Austin, the company says it saved 30,000 car trips and replaced it with bicycle rides.
As of October the Austin B-Cycle has seen more than 116,000 people had taken B-Cycle trips this year. That equates to about 317,000 miles by B-Cycles.
Austin B-Cycle set a North American system record of nearly 2,800 checkouts during the South by Southwest festival back in March, an average of more than 10 checkouts per bike every day.
Austinite Brian Jacks has used B-Cycles and says they’re a no brainer.
“They’re really easy to use and rent out and are pretty cheap.”
There are now 45 B-Cycle locations in Austin, up from just 11 when the company launched a year ago. Two of those locations are on South Congress.