Record Bikeshare Ridership in July
Source: City of Santa Barbara
This July, Santa Barbara’s Bike Share Pilot Program hit a new record for bike share trips: in just one month, BCycle users took 9,944 trips and travelled 40,780 miles! Since the three year Bike Share Pilot Program launched on January 28, 2021, BCycle has logged over 30,000 trips and over 131,000 total miles ridden.
Operated by BCycle, the Bike Share Pilot Program provides an affordable point-topoint e-bike ride with easy access to key destinations. Designed with short trips in mind, bike sharing is great for those trips that are too far to walk, but too close to drive. The Pilot Program will include the installation of 500 docks that will serve a fleet of around 250 pedal-assist e-bikes. Currently there are 130 bikes and 272 docks in service, with more locations slated for future installation. Recent COVID-related supply chain issues will likely delay some of the planned installations until the fall. In the meantime, City of Santa Barbara and BCycle continue to site potential bike share locations and assess overall program performance.
Have a location where you’d like to see a bike share station? Contact BCycle at SantaBarbara@BCycle.com to request a station near you. For more information, visit https://santabarbara.bcycle.com for the latest on BCycle in Santa Barbara.