Bike Share Program Headed for LR Streets
The metro just got a new set of wheels.
Actually, Little Rock and North Little Rock will soon get about 200 news sets of wheels with the implementation of a new bike sharing program.
BCycle is set to install approximately 20 bike share stations around the downtown and Argenta neighborhoods this spring. Stations will be stocked with the BCycle Dash, an 8-speed bike with a solar-powered, touchscreen GPS that can pair with riders’ smartphones for turn-by-turn directions.
But the program doesn’t just provide more chances to be active; regular cyclists and runners in the area will also see added perks.
“It will decrease the number of cars and increase the number of bikes on our downtown streets during the business day,” Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Little Rock John Landosky said. “This will make our downtowns safer environments for people on bike or on foot and help create a more walkable and livable community.”