B-cycle Expands

B-cycle completes first round of expansion

Heartland B-cycle has completed the first phase of their planned 20 station expansion adding 15 stations to the metro area, becoming the 2nd operating multi-state bike sharing system in the United States.

Stations were installed in both Council Bluffs and Omaha in November. Despite the frigid weather several new stations saw users taking trips much to the delight of many long time funders and supporters including the National Park Service.

“The National Park Service is very pleased to support the B-cycle program and give folks in both Omaha and Council Bluffs a new opportunity to exercise and explore these great cities.” Said Mark Weekley, Acting Deputy Regional Director, Midwest Region, National Park Service.

Stations hosts such as Midtown Crossing were also very excited to see stations arrive in their neck of the woods. “A successful bike sharing program is economical; it’s environmentally-friendly and it encourages wellness in our community. We look forward to a successful ‘roll out’ in Midtown Crossing,” said Molly Skold, Midtown Crossing’s vice president of marketing and communications.

With the 15 new stations in place and 5 additional stations to be installed before spring, Heartland B-cycle will remain open during the winter with limited bikes available.

 

New Station Locations:

Council Bluffs:

Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park

Ameristar

1st & Broadway

Broadway & Main

711 S Main St

 

Omaha:

Midtown Crossing: 32nd & Farnam

50th & Underwood

24th & Lake

20th & Dodge

15th & Howard

10th & Farnam

9th & Jones

7th & Jones

Lewis & Clark Landing

Durham Museum

 

Stations yet to be installed:

10th & Dodge

10th & Cass

14th & Douglas

16th & Douglas

Pearl St & Willow Ave

 

The iconic blue bikes feature lights, a built-in bike lock, and handlebar basket to carry their belongings. For more information, visit http://heartland.bcycle.com/  Heartland B-cycle has received funding from: Nebraska Environmental Trust; Peter Kiewit Foundation; Sherwood Foundation; Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska; Iowa West Foundation; CHI Health; The Wellmark Foundation; Union Pacific; University of Nebraska, Omaha; National Park Service: Lewis & Clark Historic Trails and RTCA; Back to the River, LLC; Community Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW), PayPal; and ConAgra Foods.

 

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