After many months of planning, the fledgling “B-cycle” bike-sharing program is slated to kick off this month, a healthy and ecologically-friendly public transportation alternative.
Residents and tourists can rent a bicycle at one location and return it to another, either for recreation or business, trips that are too far to walk but too short to drive. The program is already operational in Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, San Antonio and Washington, D.C.
Beginning December 14, the service will be available at three kiosks: 326 Johnson Street, Hollywood; Esplanade Park, 400 S.W. 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, and Pompano Beach Aquatic Center, 820 N.E. 18th Ave., Pompano Beach.
The B-Cycle company has plans to place about 20 additional locations across the eastern corridor.
Users sign up in advance on the program’s website or at the kiosks. The users can then swipe a credit card or use a pre-purchased membership card for daily or weekly rentals or even buy an annual membership.
For more information, visit broward.bcycle.com.