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The fate of bike sharing (Sept. 21, 2023)

On Thursday’s show: Houston BCycle, the city’s bike share system, recently announced it was shutting down. But will that still happen now that the mayor says he will ask City Council to approve funding to save it?



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On Thursday’s show: The nonprofit that runs Houston BCycle, the city's only bike share system, announced last week the program would be shutting down due to multiple issues. But that might not be the case now after Mayor Sylvester Turner said he will ask City Council to approve funding to save it.

Also this hour: We discuss the potential end of BCycle and other issues facing cyclists in the city with Joe Cutrufo of BikeHouston.

Then, this month's edition of The Bigger Picture delves into sexual identity and race, which are issues raised in the new film Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

And we hear the latest installment of News 88.7's series Hot Stops, about extreme heat at Houston-area bus stops.


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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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