General News
3:05 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Omaha B-Cycle Starts Again

Courtesy of Stacie Hamel

Omaha’s B-Cycle program is now entering its 3rd year, with expansion possible this year. 

Ben Turner, Program Director for Omaha B-Cycle, says B-Cycle has five stations with 33 bikes in Aksarben Village by UNO. 

To date, he says more than 1,000 people have used the bike sharing program for approximately 2,500 rides. 

He says people may purchase 24 hour, 30 day, or annual passes online or at the kiosks. Turner says there is no limit on the number of trips people can take.  As long as the rides are under 60 minutes each, there is no additional charge. 

This year, Omaha B-Cycle hopes to expand the program in a couple different ways.

"The first way would be a broader coverage of the city, starting with downtown and moving back out toward Aksarben Village.  We’re looking to add 20 new stations this year and we are currently seeking funding to make that happen.  But our goals are making sure that occurs this year.  The other thing we’d like to see is that the program be open year-round.  Public transportation options such as bike sharing should be available all the time and we are working hard to make that happen as well.”

For more information on the bike sharing program, click here.