Boulder B-cycle adding bicycles, stations
Last Updated: 18:07 March 19, 2014
Expansion plans include the addition of 16 bike-share stations, 130 bikes and 24-hour accessibility. Kaiser Permanente will become Boulder B-cycle's presenting sponsor, providing funding for the long-term sustainability of the program.
By July, Boulder B-cycle will include 38 bike-share stations and 280 bikes total.
A large focus of the program's expansion is to offer B-cycle to help transit riders with the first and final mile of their trip, but increased access to bicycles for college students is also a priority, according to a release Wednesday.
"Today's announcement really serves as a re-launch of Boulder B-cycle," said James Waddell, executive director of B-cycle, in a statement. "By July 2014, our program will have more than tripled in size since our founding in 2011."
B-cycle serves as a complement to the city of Boulder's public transportation system where scheduled buses only run until midnight each day. It is estimated that 34 percent of Boulder B-cycle members use the program to connect to public transportation.
As the program transitions to 24-hour availability, it will offer members access to transportation that expands beyond the buses' operating hours.
Beginning April 1, Boulder B-cycle will offer a number of pricing options including $70 for an annual pass, $45 for a 150-day pass, $20 for a seven-day pass and $8 for a 24-hour pass. Students are able to receive passes at a reduced rate.
Here are the locations of the 16 stations that will open in 2014.
13th Street and Arapahoe Avenue
13th Street and College Avenue
20th Street and Pearl Street
21st Street and Arapahoe Avenue
27th Way and Broadway
28th Street and Boulder Creek
29th Street and Pearl Street
30th Street and Glenwood
35th Street and Colorado
38th Street and Arapahoe Avenue
48th Street and Arapahoe Avenue
Broadway and Baseline Road
31st Street and Pearl Parkway at Boulder Junction
Folsom and Pearl Street
1st Street and Pearl Street at Settler's Park
30th Street and Baseline Road at Williams Village
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