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Bike Sharing Program Expands

 

The B-cycle program is now in its fourth season in Omaha.  On Tuesday three new bike rental kiosks were unveiled in downtown, bringing the total to 11 in Omaha. 

“Between all of the cultural and entertainment opportunities in Omaha, tourism is thriving,” says B-cycle program director Ben Turner.  “We believe Omaha having a strong and successful bike sharing program will add another reason for visitors to discover this great city.”

Bicycle enthusiasts can check out a bicycle and pedal to their destination. The bikes feature lights, a built-in bike lock and handlebar basket to carry their belongings.

The program launched in 2011 and expanded downtown in 2013.  There are currently five kiosks in Aksarben Village/UNO campus and six in downtown with a total of 57 bicycles.

“We are meeting with local corporations as we work to expand our presence throughout the city, eventually allowing people to use the system all across metro,” Turner said.

Turner says they have plans to add 65-70 more bike sharing stations throuhgout the city and Council Bluffs in the future.   The three latest kiosks are located at 14th and Mike Fahey, 15th and Cuming and 11th and Jackson.

Bike riders can get a 24 hour pass at each kiosk using a credit card.

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