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Attachment: Station Map and Launch Event Run of Show
The last of 28 bike share docking stations are being installed this week in preparation for our April 22nd launch. The stations are located in Downtown, the Near Southside, Cultural District, and one on TCU’s campus.
Another 2-5 stations will be added this Summer.
The 28 sites are:
- ITC North
- ITC South
- Convention Center
- Omni Hotel Fort Worth
- Sundance Square North
- Sundance Square South
- City Place
- Central Library
- Belknap & Taylor
- City Hall
- 5th & Penn
- W. 7th St. & Stayton
- 2597 W. 7th St.
- UNT Health Science Center
- Gendy & Lansford
- Trinity Park
- T&P North
- T&P South
- S. Main & Daggett
- Fort Worth Bike Sharing office
- Art Museums
- Magnolia & Lipscomb
- Magnolia & Henderson
- Magnolia & Hurley
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
- Park Place & Enderly
- The T offices
The Early Bird special on annual memberships for Fort Worth B-Cycle will expire at midnight on April 22. Sign up using the promo code “earlybird” to receive a $10 discount on annual memberships.
Visit https://fortworth.bcycle.com/joinnow.aspx to register. More than 100 annual members have already signed up.
THE BIG SEND OFF
North Texas’ first bike sharing system launches on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. Three hundred volunteers have signed up to ride one of our red B-Cycle bikes from Burnett Park to a designated docking station.
Mayor Betsy Price will mark the occasion by ringing a ceremonial bike bell. From then on, the system will be available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When: Monday, April 22 at 10:00am; Media arrival at 9:30am
Where: Burnett Park in Downtown Fort Worth, 501 West 7th Street
Who: Speakers include Mayor Betsy Price, District 9 Council Member Joel Burns, Fort Worth Transportation Authority President Dick Ruddell, Federal Transit Administration Regional Administrator Robert Patrick, Fort Worth Bike Sharing Board Chair Mike Brennan, and Fort Worth Bike Sharing Executive Director Kristen Camareno. Representatives from each of our Founding Sponsors will be standing near the stage with one of their branded bikes.
Media Parking: Across 7th street from Burnett Park, in front of the Bank of America building
Bike sharing is a new, environmentally friendly mode of transportation based on shared use of public bicycles. Run by the nonprofit organization Fort Worth Bike Sharing, the system will feature 300 specially designed Trek bicycles available for checkout from 28 docking stations.
The program began within the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T). The T received a $1 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration in July 2012 to purchase the equipment for the bike share stations.
Fort Worth Bike Sharing is actively seeking sponsors and selling bike and station advertising. For more information, email email@example.com.
Mike Brennan, Fort Worth Bike Sharing Board Chair: “Just installing the stations has generated incredible excitement for Fort Worth Bike Sharing. We already have over 100 annual members signed up before the system launches next Monday, when 300 volunteers will ride bikes to the stations from Burnett Park. We’ve actually had to waitlist some volunteers, there was so much interest in being part of that launch ride.”
Dick Ruddell, Fort Worth Transportation Authority President: “I want to thank our city, the support of the Fort Worth bicycling community, Fort Worth Bike Sharing’s founding partners, and the Federal Transit Administration for making it possible to convert an idea in The T’s long-range strategic plan into a program with 300 bicycles and 28 stations ready to roll out this Earth Day. This program will no doubt enhance even further the great quality of life in Fort Worth.”
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Fort Worth South, Inc.
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
Texas Christian University
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Omni Hotel Fort Worth
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