DATE: December 14, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Cindy Corbett-Elder, Assistant to the Director
Broward County Transit Division
Broward B-Cycle, Broward County’s newest mode of public transportation and the first countywide bike-sharing system in the nation, celebrates its one-year anniversary today!
The 275 bike system with 26 stations in six Broward County cities (Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Pompano Beach) has rolled through its first year of operations today and will be growing more within the next few months.
Some of the highlights in the first year include:
• 24,190 trips taken by nearly 16,000 users
• 3,443,408 calories burned
• 4,464 gallons of fuel saved
• 87,804 pounds of carbon (CO2) offset
“I'm so proud of what Broward B-Cycle has accomplished in its first year,” said Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs who spearheaded the program. “We have brought an innovative transportation system to our residents that brings a new kind of mobility to the community."
Bikesharing offers residents and visitors an alternative and active form of public transportation, which is good for their health, environmentally friendly, and affordable. Broward B-Cycle blue bikes are GPS equipped with computers to track mileage, calories burned and carbon offsets. Riders can monitor their personal fitness, see their contributions to the County's green efforts and connect with others online at broward.bcycle.com.
B-cycle is a partnership among Trek Bicycle, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, and Humana, Inc., one of the leading health care companies in Florida and a presenting sponsor of Broward B-cycle. Funding for the system was also made available from an intermodal grant awarded to Broward County from the Florida Department of Transportation.
For more information on Broward B-Cycle or to view a map of countywide B-station locations, visit broward.bcycle.com. B-cycle’s mobile app (iPhone and Android) is available on the website and provides real-time bike availability and nearby station locations based upon a user’s geographic location.