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Bike-share program is off to a fast start

Posted June 12, 2013

[Bike Share]

The local bike-share program began when the The T received a $1 million grant to purchase equipment for 30 stations.

Since the launch of Fort Worth B-Cycle on April 22, the bike-share program has logged some impressive statistics through six weeks of operation:

Memberships

  • 24-hour members: 2,515
  • 30-day members: 11
  • Five-day members: 5
  • Annual members: 308

Trip stats

  • Trips: 5,561
  • Miles: 32,268
  • Calories burned: 1,092,800
  • Carbon offset: 25,954 pounds

Assuming half of all B-Cycle trips replace car trips

  • Gallons of gas saved: 794
  • Gas savings: $2,682

Most popular stations

  1. Trinity Park
  2. West Seventh Street and Stayton Avenue
  3. 2597 W. Seventh St.
  4. Sundance Square North (Second and Commerce streets)
  5. Intermodal Transportation Center North (Ninth and Jones streets)

Run by the nonprofit organization Fort Worth Bike Sharing, the system feature s300 specially designed Trek bicycles available for checkout from 30 docking stations throughout downtown, Near Southside and the Cultural District.

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