AUSTIN -- A bike share station from San Antonio is now sitting at Austin City Hall for a show and tell planned for Thursday.
Staff with Austin’s Bike Share Program will also be seeking public input on where the 40 bike share stations should be placed around Austin.
Craig Staley, director of the city’s Bike Share Program, says since July 22, some 612 people have gone online to suggest where in Austin they’d like to see Bike Share Stations.
“It's been great. It's been more than we expected this early on,” said Staley.
Austin’s program is expected to be free for the first 30 minutes and will cost more per minute after that. An $80 annual membership card will afford more time per day.
A $1.5 million federal grant and half a million in private funds are being used to pay for Austin’s Bike Share Program, which is expected to hit the ground beginning in December.
City staffers say since July 22, they’ve received more than 600 suggestions on where in the City of Austin the 40 bike stations should be located.
“We know South Congress Avenue needs one. The Capitol will have one, 6th and Congress, our busiest intersection. Definitely the rail stop at the Convention Center will be a big station,” added Staley.
Bike Share sponsors are providing free breakfast at 10 a.m. Thursday to any attendees who walk or ride a bike to the event.