New BCycle stations near Rice and UH make it easier to bike to class

ABC 13 | Katherine Whaley

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Just in time for the start of the school year, five new BCycle stations have opened near Rice University and University of Houston.

The locations near UH include TDECU Cullen, ERP (the Energy Research Park), Cougar Village, and Student Center North.

The location near Rice is near the Medical Center Bioscience Research Center.

Houston's bike share system, Houston BCycle, will grow to 128 stations over the next two years.

The program's expansion was funded by a $3.7 million federal grant.

Four new Houston Bcycle stations were installed in the Texas Medical Center earlier this month:

*TMC Transit Center (1820 Pressler St.)

*TMC Garage 2 (1150 Bates Ave.)

*TMC Commons (6550 Bertner Ave.)

*TMC Fannin & Ross Sterling (6411 Fannin)

It's $9 for a monthly Bcycle membership. The walk-up rate is $3 per half hour.

Henry Morris