Bike share returns to Nashville with all-electric bike fleet
Nashville, TN – July 30, 2021 – Nashvillians celebrated the return of bike share with an inaugural e-bike ride this week on July 28. Hosted by Nashville BCycle the event included remarks by Lindsey Ganson from Walk-Bike Nashville and Council Member Freddie O’Connell, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a short e-bike ride.
“We have missed Nashville BCycle dearly – we know a bikeshare program is a great way to provide bikes to more people in an affordable way,” said Lindsey Ganson, Director of Advocacy for Walk/Bike Nashville. “We really see this as an opportunity to allow more Nashvillians to try an e-bike and see how they can fit it into their daily lives with spontaneous trips or even their commute.”
Ganson added that Metro Nashville has a strategic plan for sidewalks and bikeways within the city, calling for “91 miles of protected and low stress bikeways.”
“There couldn’t be a better time for this [launch]. We know that interest in biking shot up during the COVID-19 pandemic as people were looking for ways to find outdoor recreation and using active transportation.” said Council Member Freddie O’Connell. “This is also perfect in a Nashville sense: Just last week we launched a Nashville Department of Transportation. I hope that this is a sign that we are getting serious about equitable, multimodal infrastructure in Nashville.”
After Wednesday’s event, the relaunch of Nashville BCycle began at select stations. Nashville BCycle riders can renew their previous memberships in the BCycle mobile app or online at nashville.bcycle.com. Riders can choose from a number of available pass types for riding to fit their routine and riding needs.
Nashville BCycle, under the management of BCycle LLC, will continue to operate in partnership with the Nashville Downtown Partnership, the nonprofit management association that has managed bike share in Nashville since 2012. To learn more about the program and station locations visit nashville.bcycle.com.
BCycle is headquartered in Waterloo, WI, BCycle LLC develops and delivers best-in-class bike share systems and is committed to providing an environmentally sustainable transportation alternative for cities. BCycle believes that bike share is the bicycle’s role in public transit and is on a mission to change the world by getting more people on bikes. BCycle, a fully owned subsidiary of Trek Bicycle, partners with organizations across the country to deliver community-based bike share. For more information, visit www.bcycle.com.