Bike Share Program Happening in Mexico City

Posted: April 22, 2010

Author: Journey Mexico

Posted In: Adventure, Culture, News

If you want to stay Green while traveling to Mexico City, take advantage of the city’s new bike share program, Ecobici. Although the abundance of cobblestone streets doesn’t exactly facilitate bicycle riding, the three-month-old program seems to be flourishing.

Earlier this spring, Mexico City installed 85 Ecobici stations with a total of 1,100 bicycles that are available for rent in half-hour increments. A membership card for the program, which you swipe at the stations to release a bike, cost $24 dollars per month.

So far, Ecobici has 4,000 members who have taken 50,000 bike rides with zero accidents and zero acts of theft. City officials hope to see the number of memberships reach 24,000 by the end of the year. Below is a video from Ecobici’s website.

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