Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Explore Bike Share Cranks 25K Rides in Six Months

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 12:07 PM

click to enlarge EXPLORE BIKE SHARE
  • Explore Bike Share

More than 25,500 bike trips have been taken on Explore Bike Share (EBS) bikes since the city-wide system launched here nearly six months ago, according to new figures from the group.

EBS also shared heat maps (see below) to show where most of those rides were taken. Downtown is easily the top neighborhood for EBS rides. But riders also explored Midtown and West Memphis on many rides, according to the map.

click to enlarge EXPLORE BIKE SHARE
  • Explore Bike Share

“You can clearly see paths of travel between communities across the city and high usage within many neighborhoods, even along the Greenline into Shelby Farms and the Big River Trail in Arkansas,” Trey Moore, EBS executive director said in a statement. “Explore Bike Share is for transportation, recreation, and of course exploration, so it’s incredibly inspiring to see such robust interconnectivity.”

Here are the system’s top six most popular stations:

1. Big River Crossing
2. Overton Park
3. Beale St. Landing
4. Court Square
5. Loflin Yard
6. Crosstown Concourse

Altogether, the 25,522 rides taken on EBS bikes between May 23rd and November 28th have taken riders 81,445 miles and burned about 3.2 million calories, according to EBS.

EBS plans to expand to the University of Memphis campus and the University District next year.

click to enlarge Midtown and Overton Park - EXPLORE BIKE SHARE
  • Explore Bike Share
  • Midtown and Overton Park
click to enlarge South end of Downtown and Big River Crossing - EXPLORE BIKE SHARE
  • Explore Bike Share
  • South end of Downtown and Big River Crossing
click to enlarge Downtown Core. - EXPLORE BIKE SHARE
  • Explore Bike Share
  • Downtown Core.
click to enlarge North end of Downtown - EXPLORE BIKE SHARE
  • Explore Bike Share
  • North end of Downtown
click to enlarge Downtown and West Memphis - EXPLORE BIKE SHARE
  • Explore Bike Share
  • Downtown and West Memphis

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