Transportation about to change in Fort Worth
Posted Feb. 22, 2013
A shiny new bike showed up at City Hall this week — it’s the first Fort Worth Bike Sharing bicycle!
This is exciting, and Fort Worth Bike Sharing certainly will help change the way we travel around our city. I’m optimistic it’s a change many citizens, visitors and businesses will embrace as they have in San Antonio and Houston.
Bike sharing is a new, environmentally friendly mode of transportation based on shared use of public bicycles. Fort Worth’s urban scene has taken off, and Bike Sharing will be a great addition. The Fort Worth Bike Sharing system will feature 300 specially designed Trek bicycles available for checkout from 30 docking stations located throughout Downtown, Near Southside and Cultural District.
On the morning of April 22, we’ll celebrate Earth Day with the launch of the first bike sharing system in North Texas.
Now, we need several hundred citizens to help kick off this exciting new service! The launch event will feature a “send off” of the 300 bicycles, and we need some volunteer riders to join me and Councilmember Joel Burns to ride the bikes from the warehouse to our kickoff event and then to the docking stations around the city.
Volunteers can sign up by email.
If you’re a business owner, I encourage you to get involved too. Fort Worth Bike Sharing is looking for sponsors and selling bike and station advertising.
Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth June 18, 2011. A successful business owner and lifelong public servant, Price uses this forum to ensure transparency and inform residents of issues and programs that affect their daily lives.
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Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth June 18, 2011. Read the mayor's bio »
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