UPDATE: San Antonio City Council members gave a thumbs up to expanding the city's downtown bicycle share program. Thursday afternoon they approved another $27,000 in grant money for more bikes and bike stations.
Will there be more bikes to share?
The San Antonio City Council is making that decision at Thursday's meeting. They will be discussing the city's popular downtown bicycle sharing program: B-cycle.
The Council is expected to approve another $30,000 in grant money for more bikes and bike stations.
But the hope is that this will be the last time they will have to vote on allocating funds to the program. Instead, the hope is that after this new infusion of funds, B-Cycle will become self-sustaining.
Since the program debuted last year, more than 123,000 miles have been traveled on those bikes.
"We were just talking about how far north we go right now is just to the Pearl," said Laurence Doxsey, director of Environmental Policy. "We don't go to San Pedro Park. Of course, we have the college there, we have a library there, we have a park there. An expansion like that would make sense. There are a whole bunch of opportunities like that."
Some of the new proposed sites besides San Pedro Park include: Brackenridge Park and the downtown Westin Hotel.
KENS 5 Facebook friends made their own suggestions for bike share locations:
- Brackenridge Park
- Hardberger Park
- San Antonio Zoo
- the San Antonio Missions
- College Campuses
- the medical center
- near transit centers
- at area greenbelts
- at City Hall
- the Wurzbach, Vance Jackson/DeZavala area