Transportation

Houston’s Bike Share Launches New Recreational Network In Northeast Harris County

The mini-network includes two bike share kiosks with two more on the way. The bike share nonprofit says ridership has been positive so far.

There are now two bike share stations at Alexander Deussen Park with two more to come to complete the network.

Most of Houston's BCycle network is designed so riders can easily get from one bike kiosk to another. They can then ride through a larger part of the city or use a bike to get to a transit stop.

But a new mini-network in Alexander Deussen Park is designed primarily for recreation.

The equipment was acquired after Denver’s BCycle ceased operations.

The sprawling 300-acre park in northeast Harris County now has two kiosks, with plans for two more to complete the network — one in Deussen Park and the other in neighboring Eisenhower Park.

The equipment for the kiosks was acquired from Denver's BCycle after it ceased operations. Funding comes from Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis.

BCycle's Henry Morris said the service is seeing strong early ridership for the mini-network, and the BCycle system as a whole continues to post record-breaking numbers as people look to get outside but still keep their distance.

In August, the bike share nonprofit said there were 34,000 trips — and it's hoping to see those numbers grow in the cooler fall months.

Houston's BCycle system now includes a total of 113 kiosks and 800 bikes.

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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