Here’s a bit of good news for Floridians: Broward County will unveil their new B-Cycle bike sharing system on December 14th, 2011.
As noted in the South Florida Times,
The program will feature bicycles equipped with computers to track mileage, calories burned and carbon offsets. Riders will be able to monitor their personal fitness, see their contributions to the county’s green efforts and connect with others online at broward.bcycle.com. To check out bikes, residents and tourists must register on that Web site or at bike sharing stations in various locations around the county.
B-cycle is a partnership among Trek Bicycle, Crispin Porter+Bogusky and Hu-mana, which is Broward B-cycle’s presenting sponsor.
Plans for the program reached a high point on Oct. 26, when the Broward County Commission approved an agreement for B-Cycle to manage and operate the local bike sharing program.
The full South Florida Times article can be viewed by clicking here.
There is no indication of how many bikes will be available in the cities of Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, but according to the map on the Broward B-Cycle page, there will be over 20 stations, all within a few miles of the coast. That should help ease congestion in some of the most heavily-populated coastline in the U.S.
I am eager to hear how this goes, and if stations are in good locations…any south Florida readers out there who can help us make heads or tails of the map on the B-Cycle page?