Omaha Bike Share System Expanding

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

The B-Cycle bike share program is expanding.

Three new kiosks have been added downtown, bringing the total to 11 in Omaha, with 57 bicycles.

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

The bikes feature lights, a built-in bike lock, and handlebar basket to carry their belongings.

The program launched on 2011 in Aksarben Village and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. It expanded downtown in 2013.

The B-cycle program was initially funded through private and corporate sponsorships. It's becoming self-sufficient through individual rides and memberships.

The latest expansion was funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

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