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Mayor Dean Launches Downtown Bicycle Sharing Program

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A new bike share program in Nashville will provide bikes at several downtown kiosks for residents and visitors.

On Thursday, Mayor Karl Dean, Metro Health Director Bill Paul and Tom Turner, CEO and president of the Nashville Downtown Partnership, demonstrated the program by checking out B-cycle bikes from an automated kiosk at the city's Public Square, then rode to the Nashville Farmer's Market and return the bikes to a kiosk there.

"Nashville B-cycle is one more way that we can make Nashville a more bike-friendly city and inspire people to embrace healthy, active living," Dean said. "The strategically located kiosks will make getting around our urban core even easier and more convenient for workers, residents and visitors."

The B-cycle program is used in many other large cities, including Charlotte, Houston and Denver. Nashville's B-cycle includes 190 bikes at 20 kiosks within a three-mile radius of downtown.

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. More information is at www.nashville.bcycle.com.

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

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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