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The Source: Should B-Cycle Merge with VIA Transit?

Joey Palacios
Texas Public Radio

San Antonio's B-Cycle bike share program has seen some hard times. The upstart nonprofit has an intricate network of bike docks and over 400 bicycles maintained by a staff of less than 10.  Recently, The Source discussed the expanding network and its struggle to continue growth with a volunteer executive director, zero corporate sponsors, and little money for administrative costs. 

The city of San Antonio put an additional $100,000+ towards a new executive director, but the future is anything but assured for the system. 

County Judge Nelson Wolff has made a stir with one suggestion: make the bike share program part of the mass transit system, noting their similar goals.


  • Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Judge and former Mayor of San Antonio
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