Friday, May 25, 2007

Barcelona's Bicing is Off to a Good Start

Barcelona's "Bicing" is off to a good start according to an article in Spain's El Pais newspaper (article in Spanish). Bicing began on March 22, 2007 and already has 8,000 members. The Barcelona City Council states that the ultimate goal will be "3,000 bicycles for rental [...] distributed between 250 automatic collection points". Presently, El Pais notes there are 38 stations with 350 bikes. The number of bikes will be rising to 1,500 before summer and 3,000 by the end of the year. The cost of Bicing is free to members for the first 30 minutes and 1 Euro per half hour afterwards.

Best of luck with your new program, Barcelona.

image credit: Bicing

1 comment:

Carloz said...

Bicing Barcelona recently celebrated it's first anniversary and on May 15th, I'll celebrate my first anniversary as a member. In my opinion, although it hasn't been without problems, it's been a very good first year. Happy birthday Bicing! Carloz