Clarksville, TN…Thanks to a group of Clarksville Academy students, a grant from the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation and a partnership with the city of Clarksville, a bicycle share program will soon come to Liberty and McGregor parks.
The group, comprised of about eight Clarksville Academy students each year, began the project by researching a number of companies over the course of a year. They ultimately chose B-cycle, and then wrote a grant proposal. After receiving a grant from the Community Health Foundation, students then began work with the city to identify locations for the bike stations. Once the program is in place, they’ll continue to monitor how often the bikes are used and study how they are making a difference.
Each station, both located along the Cumberland River, will hold 10 bikes. Bicycles rented from one station can be returned to the other station. Clarksville B-cycle riders must purchase an access pass for $3 that allows riders access to the bike for 24 hours. The first hour is free but then riders must pay $1 for each additional 30 minutes that a bike is out. Individuals can purchase daily passes or memberships, including weekly, monthly, and one-year options.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15 at Liberty Park.
Information courtesy of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department