Earth Day 2010 was good to folks looking for eco- and-budget-friendly lifestyle changes. We already told you about a youth initiative that started last Thursday
, and now, here's another great green idea that could
find its way to you.
The B-cycle touts a magic bike that's "there when you need it and gone when you don't." It's the nation's first large-scale bike sharing system and, quite frankly, we love this idea. But it's not everywhere…yet. Don't have room for a bike at home? B-cycle can fix that.
This looks like a very well-planned program that we would totally take advantage of if it makes it to our city. (I'm proud to say my city, Austin, is #1 on the "Who Wants It" list!)
It goes like this: you can check bikes in or out from B-stations around the city and return them to any station. There's a membership fee and a charge for rides over 30 minutes, but we think this is a great solution for inner-city trips. And they've thought of everything from adjustable seats to skirt and chain guards to a big basket on the front for toting your bag.
At the moment, the B-cycle bike sharing program is only in Denver, but you can vote for your city to be next! Check out their site for more details.