The city's bike rental system has four new stations and has doubled the size of its busiest station.
The expansion also included upgraded bikes.
These new stations went live in October and have already served over 3,500 trips, officials said:
- Curtain Pole: Located on the Riverpark trailhead off Amnicola Highway, offering a great park-and-ride option (sponsored by The Trust for Public Land)
- Blue Goose Hollow: Located on the west side near recently built houses and apartments (sponsored by National Park System)
- Martin Luther King Boulevard and University Street: Located near UTC and the Innovation District, and meant to encourage use of new MLK bike lanes
- Wheland Foundry: Southernmost location of the rental stations to provide access to downtown from South Broad Street and St. Elmo
The Walnut Street Bridge expansion was undertaken because the rental spot so frequently ran out of bikes, so 10 more docks were added.
More than 25,000 people use the transit system each year. With the upgrades, users now have 37 stations to rent from.
Bike Chattanooga is run by the Chattanooga Department of Transportation as part of its mission to make efficient transportation viable for everyone.