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10 New Fort Worth Bike-Share Stations Roll Ahead

Fort Worth B-cycle

Fort Worth’s bike-sharing program is getting a boost from the Texas Transportation Commission: more than $500,000 to add 10 new bike-share stations.

The money from TxDOT’s Transportation Enhancement Program was awarded to The T, the city’s transit system, which launched the bike-sharing program.  A nonprofit, Fort Worth B-cycle, manages it. 

B-Cycle’s Nick Oliver says 27 bike-share stations opened in April, and weekends have been very busy.

“We are just now starting to explore ways to promote ourselves to different audiences to try to beef up our weekday traffic, reaching out to commuters,” Oliver said.

He says the new stations will increase bike-share connections to bus and rail routes.

The first four will open in September at Museum Place, Burnett Park, Main & Weatherford, and Berry & University.

Former KERA reporter BJ Austin spent more than 25 years in broadcast journalism, anchoring and reporting in Atlanta, New York, New Orleans and Dallas. Along the way, she covered Atlanta City Hall, the Georgia Legislature and the corruption trials of Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards.