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Metro bike share program coming to campus

Posted in NEWS on Monday, July 30th, 2012

[Originally published by myVU]

Nashville is expanding its bike-share program to include a fee-based, automated kiosk system called Nashville B-cycle, and two kiosks will be located on the Vanderbilt campus – one at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Terrace Place, and the other in the park near the intersection of Medical Center Drive and Blakemore.

Nashville B-cycle is designed for short trips and is expected to complement the student-run Re{cycle} program, which serves the needs of Vanderbilt community members interested in long-term bike rental. The student program opened for business during the spring semester.

Nashville B-cycle is an expansion of a similar program in operation in downtown Nashville and is tentatively scheduled to be up and running on campus later this year.

“The bike share program will add to the quality of life of those who live, work and visit downtown by providing another outlet for active, healthy living and reducing traffic congestion,” according to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

In all, 200 bikes will be available at 20 automated kiosks throughout the urban core. The program will be managed by the Nashville Downtown Partnership.

Read the full story here.

Read about the public demonstration on August 1st here.

 

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