HOUSTON (AP) - A Wisconsin company will install three solar-powered bicycle kiosks in downtown Houston as part of a program designed to cut greenhouse gas pollution in one of the nation's most industrial cities.
The Houston Chronicle reported Saturday that the Houston City Council awarded the $105,000 contract to B-Cycle LLC, a company that has installed a similar system in San Antonio, Chicago, Denver and other cities.
The Houston program will begin with three kiosks and 18 bikes. Residents, visitors and commuters will be able to hop off a bus or light-rail and complete their downtown journey on a bicycle. The idea is to generate enough interest to expand the program to more locations.
In San Antonio, about 1,000 residents have purchased annual memberships since the program began.