B-cycle and electric car chargers offer green travel options.
By Marina Garcia
For students who don’t drive to school, the city’s latest B-cycle station at Sinkin EcoCentro will provide another method of transportation.
The EcoCentro will be installing a B-cycle station in the parking lot east of the center.
Other stations closest to campus include Tobin Lofts, the San Antonio Central Library and Pearl Brewery.
B-cycle stations are also at the Witte Museum’s parking garage, Travis Park, Hemisview at 212 Labor St., Roosevelt Park, Mission San José and Mission Espada.
With headquarters at 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way.
VIA Metropolitan Transit is moving the bus stop on North Main Avenue from Dewey Place one block south to East Locust Street at Sinkin EcoCentro along with covered seating.
A free charger for electric cars will be in the parking lot east of the center.
The installation of a B-cycle station at this college will take about 45 days, the bus stop about 30 days and the charger about two months.
An annual B-cycle membership includes an unlimited number of 60 minute rides for $80.
A 24-hour membership, includes an unlimited number of 30 minute rides for $10.
Both charge $2 per half hour after the included free time.
San Antonio B-cycle recommends keeping each bike checkout 30 minutes or less to avoid a usage fee.
Annual membership and seven-day passes are available online only.
To obtain a B-cycle membership, log on to www.sanantonio.bcycle.com.
Sinkin EcoCentro is open 7:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Monday- Thursday.
EcoCentro Director Steven Lewis said the center can always use more volunteers to work in the garden and on other reuse and recycling projects.
For more information call Lewis at 210-486-0417.