ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque’s two-year-old bike-sharing program is about to get a major upgrade.
The Mid-Region Council of Governments will expand the program, called BICI, from 75 bicycles and 15 stations to 250 bicycles and 50 stations around the first of March with vendor Zagster.
Valerie Hermanson, a planner with Mid-Region Council of Governments, said Wednesday that the program has been very well-received in the areas served over the past two years and new funding through the federal government’s Transportation Alternatives Program for 2017-18 will bring in $1.2 million for capital expenses.
“People in the university area and Nob Hill have actively sought expansion of the program to their areas,” she said. “And we at Mid-Rio look at this expansion as a natural addition to public transportation – fitting in well with ART.”