Several months ago, we blogged about the new B-Cycle Program headed to Nashville. The program was introduced with hopes to increase the bike-ability of the downtown Nashville area as well as supplement the ongoing city-wide initiative, NashVitality, in fighting obesity.
As of early December, the program has officially kicked off here in Nashville with dozens of kiosks located around the city. Nashville riders can buy annual memberships, along with seven-day, 30-day or daily passes. B-cycles can also be checked out for an hour at a time with a fee of $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes.
Nashville B-cycle kiosks are located at these destination points:
- The Gulch: 11th and 12th Avenue South
- Music Row Roundabout: 16th Avenue South
- Centennial Park: 27th Avenue North
- SoBro: Third Avenue South and Symphony Place at the base of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge
- Public Square: Third Avenue North and Union Street
- North Capitol: Fourth Avenue North and James Robertson Parkway
- TPAC: Sixth Avenue North and Union Street
- Nashville Farmers’ Market: Seventh Avenue North at the outdoor food court
- Frist Center: Ninth Avenue South and Demonbreun Street
- Riverfront Station: Broadway and First Avenue North
- Fifth Third Plaza: Church Street between Fifth and Fourth Avenue North
- The District: Commerce and Seventh Avenue North
- Music City Central: Deaderick Street and Fifth Avenue North
- Walk of Fame Park: Demonbreun Street and Fifth Avenue South
- Rolling Mill Hill: Hermitage Avenue and Middleton Street
- Fisk/Meharry: Jefferson Street and Dr. D.B. Todd Boulevard
- Germantown: Fifth Avenue and Monroe Street.
- Five Points/East Nashville: South 11th Street
- Cumberland Park: Victory Way at base of Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge
- Hillsboro Village: Wedgewood Avenue and 21st Avenue South
B-Cycle already operates in over 12 cities, including Charlotte, Chicago, Denver and Houston. It will provide three-speed bikes that have step through designs, more suitable and accessible for women who may be wearing skirts or dresses. The bikes will also feature baskets.