Mobile bicycle repair is now available in San Antonio from Velofix, a full-service bike shop on wheels that will come to your home or workplace.
J.D. Simpson, one of the city’s original San Antonio B-Cycle employees who left in 2013 to help launch Austin B-Cycle, has been named executive director of the nonprofit San Antonio Bike Share.
It’s been more than four months since a frustrated San Antonio Bikeshare Executive Director Cindi Snell announced plans to resign from her unpaid role operating San Antonio B-Cycle, the city’s bikeshare program, which stirred the non-profit’s small board and City leadership to explore ways to recruit and fund new leadership.
It might not seem like it at first glance, but one of the most desirable job openings in San Antonio’s urban core is executive director of the city’s fast-growing San Antonio B-Cycle bikeshare program.
A job posting on the City of San Antonio’s employment portal describes what the Office of Sustainability is looking for in the person that will run San Antonio B-Cycle:
“Under administrative direction, is responsible for overseeing all business operations related to San Antonio’s Bike Share program.
With surplus funds on the table, City Council unanimously approved several mid-year requests, including a one-time, $121,500 payment to San Antonio B-Cycle from the Hotel Occupancy Tax and Energy Efficiency funds.
The potential loss of San Antonio B-Cycle has the city abuzz with talk of how to save the popular bikeshare program.
San Antonio B-Cycle, by most measures, should be a national model: first bikeshare program in Texas, one of the first in the nation, and after four years its network of 55 stations and 450 bikes is set to expand to 76 stations and 650 bikes with a $1.2 million Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) grant.
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