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  • Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Program Launches in Downtown Indianapolis

    by Indiana Pacers Bikeshare | Oct 05, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today officially opened the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program with 250 bikes and 25 stations located primarily on or near the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick in downtown Indianapolis.

    Bikesharing is a healthy transportation option designed for short trips. Bikes are available by purchasing either an annual membership for $80 at pacersbikeshare.org or a 24 hour pass for $8 is available online or at a bikeshare station kiosk. Your pass or membership gives you access to a bike for unlimited thirty minute trips.  Trips over thirty minutes will incur additional user fees as is standard with bikeshare programs around the country.

    “The Cultural Trail is an incredible asset for our city, and the bikesharing program will make it even easier and more inviting for residents and visitors to experience all that we have to offer,” said Congressman André Carson. “I’m proud Indianapolis was able to secure $1 million in startup federal funding for this initiative to enhance healthy living and economic development in the core of our city.”

    Pacers Bikeshare annual members will be able to track how many miles they ride as well as see how many calories they have burned while using bikeshare. 

    “Pacers Bikeshare will help Indianapolis become a healthier, more active community” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.  “Having infrastructure in place like the Cultural Trail and our other greenways and bike lanes makes it easy for people to bike and walk, and makes Indy a more attractive place to live.”

    Bikes will be available from 5:00am to midnight, 365 days a year.  The bikes are made by Trek Bicycle and the system equipment is provided by B-Cycle, LLC, which has implemented bikeshare systems in more then 30 cities.

    “Indianapolis has received much praise about being a great city to experience by bike and bikeshare will make that experience even better” said ICT, Inc. Executive Director Kären Haley.  “Pacers Bikeshare is a sustainable, healthy form of transportation that also helps improve our local environment.”

    The public is invited to attend a Pacers Bikeshare celebration in the west plaza of City Market from 4:30 - 6:30 pm this evening.

    Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. ensures that the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick is a beautifully maintained and vibrant community asset that connects people and places in downtown Indianapolis.  Indiana Pacers Bikeshare is a program of Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Learn more at IndyCulturalTrail.org andPacersBikeshare.org.

     

     CONTACT:

    Kären Haley

    Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. 

    317-454-8526 (office)

    317-721-8010 (cell)

    khaley@indyculturaltrail.org

  • Austin B-cycle Sets U.S. Bikeshare System Record

    by Austin B-cycle | Oct 05, 2014

    AUSTIN- Austin’s bikeshare system Austin B-cycle smashed bikeshare system records during SXSW, with heavy usage of the system throughout the 10-day festival. On Friday, March 14, it set a U.S. system record of 2,774 checkouts for an average of 10.1 checkouts per bike/day, besting the previous record in September 2013 of 7.2 checkouts per bike/day set by the successful New York City Citi Bike program.

    “It’s clear that SXSW attendees love Austin B-cycle,” said Austin B-cycle Executive Director Elliott McFadden. “When SXSW Interactive, Film, and Music badge holders needed to hop from venue to venue, they chose Austin B-cycle in overwhelming numbers.”
     
    During the March 7- 16 festival, Austin B-cycle had 17,724 bike checkouts totaling 22,744 miles ridden, averaging 6.4 checkouts per bike per day for the 10 day period. The Austin Convention Center B-station topped the list in overall checkouts at 1,828, followed by Davis at Rainey Street and City Hall B-stations.

    “Not only are we thrilled by how attendees embraced our system, we are impressed by how well the B-cycle bikes, stations, and software held up to the high usage,” McFadden continued. “I also want to thank our stellar B-cycle staff for all their hard work, putting in over 12-hour days each day making sure the system ran smoothly.
     
    The Austin B-cycle staff and volunteers did an additional 2,975 bike checkouts during SXSW to balance bike availability at B-stations and maintenance bikes. There were no major station outages during the 10-day period with the full system available for general use 24-hours/day.

  • Join PeopleForBikes

    by B-cycle | Sep 26, 2014

    Whether you ride a bike every day or once a year, your voice matters.

    Follow the link below or visit http://www.peopleforbikes.org/ to add your name today! 

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