BCycle booms in Houston with bikeshare program
HOUSTON – Here in Houston, it’s safe to say most of us would like to spend less time sitting in a car. Now, with bike trails becoming even more connected, our city’s bikeshare program – BCycle – is booming. “Currently we have 121 BCycle stations, 800 bikes, 100 e-bikes and more on the way.”The growing number of bikes and stations is a result of growing demand. Unlocking a bike only takes about a minute using the kiosk, or just a few seconds using the BCycle app. For more information on Houston BCycle, click here.
Seeing green: More bike lanes are coming to Houston in 2020
HOUSTON – Drivers in the Midtown neighborhood are seeing a lot more green as a new bike lane is about to open in the area, and it’s the first of many coming to Space City in the new year. “We know a lot of people are already biking in Houston, and a lot more want to bike in Houston, but they don’t have a safe way to do it,” said Ian Hlavacek, an engineer with Houston Public Works. “Always make sure that you’re yielding to pedestrians and bicyclists who are coming into conflict with cars,” Eccles said. Go around, if you can, and don’t go into the bike lane.”Crews are expected to later install traffic lights that will help control the cycling traffic. The Gray Street bike lane is expected to be completed in March.