December 24, 2011

Tri-city B-cycle kiosks rolling through Florida

Broward County in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Calif. officially launched its B-cycle program, which is the first county bike sharing system in the nation.

Broward B-cycle is comprised of several kiosks developed by KIOSK Information Systems and is the result of an agreement between B-cycle and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, according to a company press release.

Users may check out a bike from any kiosk and return it to any other kiosk. The B-cycles are equipped with a GPS system that tracks mileage, calories burned and carbon offsets. To access the bikes, users may register on or use a credit card at the kiosks, also called B-stations.

B-cycle is a partnership among Trek Bicycle, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Humana. Funding is also made available from an intermodal grant in the amount of $311,000 from FDOT for bikes and infrastructure.

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Posted by CraigKeefner at December 24, 2011 10:17 AM