“We’re going to have about 20 new kiosks and about 205 new bikes,” Spanjian now tells CultureMap. That would bring the total to approximately 225 bicycles inside of the Loop.
Spanjian says that the expansion, which was made possible through grant funding, will bring B-cycle sites to high-density neighborhoods with big office buildings and apartment complexes.
Come October, expect to see another 10 downtown kiosks, plus a few each in Midtown, the Museum District and Montrose. A leftover kiosk may be granted to the burgeoning East End.
Along with a recently-received $15 million TIGER grant, which will help connect some of Houston’s trail gaps, and an allocated $100 million (out of a $410 million bond package) for the Bayou Greenways Initiative set for the November ballot, Houston seems on the right track for greater bikeability.
Learn more about Houston B-Cycle here.