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Las Vegas launches bike share program

Published October 3, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Las Vegas is the latest city to launch a bike share program, with a program designed for local residents and visitors.  

RTC Bike Share has 21 stations at popular locations downtown and 180 Bcycle bikes available.

Rates are $4 for a 30-minute ride, $8 for a 24-hour pass and $20 for a 30-day membership.

"The RTC Bike Share program demonstrates our progressive approach to multimodal transportation," said Tina Quigley, RTC general manager. "The RTC is committed to promoting cycling as a more sustainable transportation option, and bike share is a fun and convenient way to get people outdoors and see the city."

Bcycle, owned by Trek Bicycle, now provides bikes to 42 communities in the United States and South America. BCycle currently has more than 1,250 stations and 10,200 share bikes on the ground.

Las Vegas joins Philadelphia and Los Angeles in using BCycle's 2.0 bikes and stations. The 2.0 station features a more intuitive kiosk and an updated aesthetic design; the 2.0 bicycle is lighter than the first-generation bike.

"The 2.0 system's proven technology and high-quality aesthetic will complement the high ridership expected of both resident and tourist users in Las Vegas," said BCycle President Bob Burns. "It has been a pleasure working with RTC and Bike Transit to bring bike share to Southern Nevada. We're pleased to welcome Las Vegas into the rapidly growing BCycle family of bike share systems."

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