B-cycle pushing to get major expansion

From 13th and Spruce Bcycle Install

From the Daily Camera

A large contingent of local, state and federal officials are pushing the U.S. Department of Transportation to grant Boulder's application for about a half-million dollars to greatly expand the city's bike sharing program.

The city has applied for the money through the federal Transportation Community and System Preservation grant. The application requests $440,000, but a required 20-percent local match in private and in-kind investments would bring the total value of the grant to about $550,000.

The money would be used to grow the Boulder B-cycle bike-sharing program by 10 stations -- adding about 50 percent new capacity to the system that launched last spring with 100 red bikes and computerized kiosks.

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