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Mayor Annise Parker Launches Public Bike Share Program

City of Houston Rolls Out Houston B-cycle on May 2, 2012

Who:

Mayor Annise Parker
State Senator Rodney Ellis
Bob Burns, President, B-cycle, LLC
Darren Sabom, President, Bike Houston
Bob Eury, Executive Director, Downtown District
Dawn Ullrich, President, Houston First
Neil Bremner, Director, Houston Bike Share; Owner, Bike Barn
David Hitchcock, Director, Sustainable Transportation Programs, HARC

What:

Mayor Annise Parker will take the initial ride and unveil plans for the city’s public bike share program, known as Houston B-cycle. B-cycle is perfect for on street bike trips that are too far to walk, but too short to drive. Houston B-cycle will initially launch downtown with 18 bikes and 3 stations at City Hall, Market Square Park, and the George R. Brown Convention Center. By the end of the year, the City hopes to have 200 bikes and more than 20 stations in downtown and other areas throughout Houston. Parker will discuss funding, hours of operation, membership fees and inaugurate the program by being the first to ride on the bikes.
Houston is one of 15 U.S. cities including Chicago, Washington DC, Denver, CO and New York to provide bike sharing as an active transportation solution for their cities.

When:
Wednesday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

Where:
Outside City Hall on the south side of the 400 block of McKinney Street

Notes:
Media parking is dedicated on the north side of the 500 block of McKinney Street.

ON-SITE CONTACTS:
Janice Evans-Davis, City of Houston
Marta Fredricks or Kim Stinebaker, DPW PR, 713-829-6722 or 713.305.6602

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Contact:
Janice Evans-Davis
janice.evans@houstontx.gov
832-393-0800 (o)
713-376-0525 (c)

Jessica Michan
jessica.michan@houstontx.gov
832-393-0804 (o)
713-834-7127 (c)

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