Houston B-Cycle: Bike-Sharing Program Comes to Downtown

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Houston officials will launch next week the Houston version of a popular bike-sharing program.

Houston B-Cycle will have three spots and 18 bikes around downtown Houston.

Members who pay will be able to take any bike and bring it back to any of the three locations. Fees range from five bucks for a 24-hour pass to $50 for an annual membership. (Additional fees start to kick in if you keep the bike for more than 90 minutes at a time.)

The program already exists in 15 other cities nationwide, including San Antonio.

The stations will be located at City Hall, the George R. Brown Convention Center and Market Square Park. Bikes are available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Houston City Hall

900 Bagby, Houston, TX

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George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX

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Market Square Park

300 Travis, Houston, TX

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Myles Blackwood
Myles Blackwood

While this project is awesome in every way, it is sad to know that the city has set it up to fail from the get-go. It is under funded, under publicized, and in need of a lot of noise. 

Personally, I don't think that Texans are too fat and lazy. I am a professional, with professional wear in the office everyday, and I still manage to make a point to commute to work at least three times a week by bicycle. I do it for a number of reasons- 1) my personal health. 2) to raise awareness about bicycles and 3) to try and make a small difference- one bike at a time.

That all said- please contact your local representatives and let them know that this project needs more funding if it is to succeed beyond a "pilot" program. 

If you don't, then I'd like to encourage you to stop complaining and go ride a bike instead.


Will never work in Houston.  Not the right type of climate, people are too fat, and people look at you like your nuts if you are riding a bike.  Works great in Denver.


Call me an oily Bohunk, but for some reason I though these things were free.  Are the


Nothing is free :) Once you have a membership, you can use it as much as you want within and the first 90 minutes of every trip is included in your membership.

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