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Houston Bike Share Expands to Memorial District

by Jorge Bermudez | Aug 23, 2016
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Houston, TX (August 18, 2016)
– Residents and visitors of the Memorial Management District will soon have a new, convenient and healthy transportation option. Houston Bike Share will install its first station in the Memorial District on Tuesday, August 23. The official ribbon-cutting event will occur on Tuesday, August 30th.  Media are invited to attend.

Houston Bike Share’s Pearl CityCentre Station is funded by the Memorial Management District. The Pearl Station is the first step towards a larger expansion within the District over the coming years. Bike sharing will serve to connect residents and visitors to its thriving business and entertainment venues in CityCentre.

Pat Walters, Executive Director, states, “The Memorial Management District is so pleased to work with Bike Share and businesses in our District to install up to 13 bike stations within our boundaries in the next 4 years. The District is committed to encourage biking opportunities, and we appreciate Pearl CityCentre allowing us to install the District’s first funded bike station.

The new station will mark Houston Bike Share’s 33rd station and will include 7 docks and 7 bikes. Aside from the new station, HBS will begin the first phase of its expansion project with 25 stations coming by the end of 2016.

“Thanks to the District’s leadership, Houstonians who live, work, and play in CityCentre will have access to a first class bike share program,” Said Carter Stern, Executive Director of Houston Bike Share. “We are enthusiastic about our partnership with the Memorial Management District and look forward to working with them going forward to increase B-Cycle’s presence in the District”


About Houston Bike Share
Houston Bcycle is a bike share program in Houston Texas that is operated by Houston Bike Share; a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to implement, operate and expand a bike-sharing program, supported by the community, that offers residents, commuters and visitors a choice of ecological and economical transport, ideal for short trips and resulting in fewer vehicle miles traveled, less pollution and congestion, better mobility and more personal health and wellness. For more information about Houston B-cycle, visit houston.bcycle.com or contact info@houstonbikeshare.org.

About The Memorial Management District
The Memorial Management District is its own oasis located within a major metropolitan city. It includes the revitalized Memorial City Mall; the highly-regarded Town & Country Village shopping center; the Village Plaza at Bunker Hill shopping center; the expanding Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital, one of Houston’s premier mixed-use centers; CityCentre; and the Houston Community College Spring Branch campus.  The Memorial Management District encompasses approximately 850 gross acres of land between Bunker Hill Road and the West Sam Houston Toll Road – north and south of the newly expanded Interstate 10, the Katy Freeway. For more information, visit http://www.memorialdistrict.org/.


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