Get Around Houston with B-cycle
If you are visiting Houston for a vacation or extended stay, your first instinct may be to rent a car to navigate through the city. While Houston may be known as a metropolitan city where you drive rather than walk around, many city attractions, shopping and entertainment areas are bike-friendly. We would like to introduce you to bike sharing.
CultureMap Houston’s Clifford Pugh recently published an article highlighting the local expansion of bike sharing programs: Houston’s bike share program expands to Texas Medical Center, several college campuses, As traffic becomes heavier and parking becomes more expensive inside the city, bikes become an affordable, convenient alternative for getting to your nearby destination. Now you don’t have to own a bike to ride one around the city.
According to CultureMap’s article, Houston’s bike share system, Houston B-cycle, currently operates 31 stations with 225 bikes around downtown, Midtown, Montrose and the Heights. In the next two years, Houston B-cycle will expand its reach using “71 new stations with 568 bikes” in the Texas Medical Center, the University of Houston Main Campus, Texas Southern University, UH-Downtown and Rice University.
For local residents and visitors to Houston, bike sharing will hopefully make your commute faster and less expensive than driving and parking your vehicle!