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