Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Downtown Greenville SC To Get Bike Sharing Program This Spring

Visitors to downtown Greenville, South Carolina will be able to get around downtown on rented bikes beginning in the Spring, it was announced yesterday.

The new service comes from a partnership between Upstate Forever and the Greenville Hospital System  with additional funding support from the Greenville Transit Authority and Greenville County Recreation District. B-Cycle, a leading bike-sharing system developer  has been selected to  provide the Greenville B-Cycle equipment and software. B-cycle now serves 16 other cities, including Spartanburg and Charlotte.

Downtown is a joy to visit but driving on Main Street is slow going and it's a long walk from East North Street and Main to the West End. Renting a bike sounds like a convenient and affordable way to get around.  There will be at least 6 bike stations and 28 bikes.

You can buy memberships nowat the B-cycle website. Plans include daily, weekly and annual membership plans plans from $5 to $60. Now through December 20th, you can buy one annual Greenville Bicycle membership at full price and you will be emailed a certificate for a free membership to give a friend, according to the Greenville B-Cycle web page.