If you have ever tried to get to or from the Highlands neighborhood by Denver B-Cycle, you probably discovered how difficult that is. Of the roughly 80 Denver bike rental stations throughout the city, there is only one located west of I-25, at the corner of 16th and Boulder in LoHi. And with this fast expanding and popular neighborhood, many people have called for more stations and easier access to bike rentals. Well, the wait is over. According to the North Denver Tribune, Denver B-Cycle has announced plans to build three more stations in Northwest Denver.
The eagerly awaited bike stations will be installed around early summer 2013: one in Jefferson Park at 23rd and Clay, one in Highlands at 32nd and Clay, and another one in West Highlands at 32nd and Julian. The addition of these three stations will open up the neighborhood and allow easier access to downtown. Students living in Highlands can enjoy these new stations and the addition of another station on the Auraria campus at 9th and Curtis.
The season for Denver B-Cycle officially kicked off on March 18th, but will not hit its stride until late spring, early summer when the little red bicycles will flood the streets of Denver. The growing popularity of this system has made Denver’s bike rentals the largest in the country and has even prompted city officials to start planning for a permanent bike lane on 15th Street. The benefits of becoming a B-Cycle member are numerous, from their easy, annual passes to avoiding the hassle of parking a car downtown, from their growing number of stations to their user-friendly smart phone app. The addition of stations in northwest Denver is a strong sign that those red bikes are here to stay!
Interested? Check out the Denver B-Cycle website for more information.