Denver B-Cycle announced Monday that four stations will be moved due to low usage rates at their current locations.
“These four stations do not have the connectivity with other stations in the system needed to make them viable,” said Denver B-cycle executive director Nick Bohnenkamp. “At the same time, these stations will help us increase service in high-demand areas of the city.”
The four stations will be removed from the University of Denver campus area and Platt Park neighborhood. The locations are at 1901 Buchtel Blvd. S. (near intersection of Buchtel Blvd. and High Street); 2141 E. Evans Ave. (University of Denver, Driscoll Center); 1280 S. Washington St. (near intersection of W. Louisiana Ave. and Pearl Street, at the Light Rail station); and 650 E. Florida Ave. (near intersection of E. Florida Ave. and S. Pearl Street). All four stations have been in the lowest performance tier among the system’s 87 stations.
“When we installed these four stations, we believed there would be more travel between these neighborhoods and the downtown core by shared bike, but that hasn’t been the case,” said Bohnenkamp. “We will look to restore service to these neighborhoods when funding becomes available to expand our geographic footprint, allowing riders to connect more easily with other stations in the immediate area. Our thanks goes out to the neighborhoods and the University of Denver for the support they’ve shown the past six years.”
After these four stations close, the total number of Denver B-cycle stations in operation will be 83. Approximately 700 bicycles are currently in the Denver B-cycle system.
The price of an annual B-cycle pass has increased for first time users from $90 in 2015 to $135 in 2016.