A bike-sharing program gets the green light
One look around our area confirms it: We like our cars--nay, trucks--big.
So we?re thrilled that the national bike-sharing program B-cycle has the bells to launch in Fort Worth.
Cowtown rolled out a cavalcade of the cute, red Treks this past Monday (Earth Day), and we couldn?t be more excited to take advantage. With more than 300 of the bikes now winding their way through the city?s downtown and west and south sides, cruising Fort Worth doesn?t get much cooler--weather permitting.
The program is simple. Buy a membership online or at a B-cycle kiosk. Rental fees range from $8 for 24 hours to $80 for a ?B-card? that entitles you to a year of unlimited use. Then just pick up a bike and drop it off when you?re done at one of nearly 30 locations around town.
We spotted a diverse cadre of first-timers on opening day, from tourists trolling the Cultural District to hipster south-siders looking for lunch. Meanwhile, our own brief travels off Park Place Avenue yielded quite an entertaining--and aerobic--afternoon.