The sample period of Charlotte B-cycle was a tremendous success! Here are the numbers from Thursday, July 12 – Sunday July 15:
Close to 300 people sampled the Charlotte B-cycle program over the 3 and a half days. We had 35-40 bikes in the system at any given time.
Memberships through today:
· Annual – 46
· Daily – 210
· Total – 256
The demographics of ridership was very diverse in all ways. Those who signed up through Sunday received a free bike helmet. Helmets will also be on sale at Charlotte B-Cycle “Hub” at the United Way Gymnasium at 3rd and Brevard for $10, which is our cost.
Now, the system is off line so that we can build the other 18 stations. We have not announced when the full system will “Go Live”. We anticipate end of July, first of August. It depends on the construction, installation and testing schedule for the other 18 stations.
Please check out the Facebook page and website: http://www.facebook.com/CharlotteBCycle or www.CharlotteBCycle.com for information. Folks can get more information and sign up for Annual Memberships during this next two week period on line or by visiting the Hub.
The construction schedule: three stations went in successfully today at Presbyterian Hospital (Elizabeth Avenue), Levine Avenue of the Arts and Third and Tryon (Wells Fargo Plaza).