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Spartanburg, Greenville To Add More B-Cycle Stations

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A local bicycle sharing program is shifting into high gear.

This summer, the City of Greenville will be adding two new B-Cycle stations and 14 bikes to its current fleet.

Since the program launched in April 2013, officials say more than 1,800 people have rented a bike for some 3,600 trips around Greenville.

Using two-wheels isn’t just fun, it is an easy and environmentally-friendly way to travel.

“It is actually is intended as a transportation option to help people with their short commuting needs,” said deputy director Van Whitehead with Upstate Forever.

There are six B-Cycle stations currently in Greenville. Officials hope to break ground on two more located near the zoo and library in the coming weeks.

Spartanburg was the first city in the southeast to offer B-Cycle. There are four stations with 39 bikes for the public to use. Officials say a fifth station will be available next month at the Northside Harvest Park.

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