Just 10 months into serving Tampa Bay, Coast Bike Share already has logged more than 100,000 miles of customer trips.
As of Oct. 1, Coast recorded 37,577 trips and 13,820 active members, more than half of them visitors from outside the Tampa Bay area.
Coast has 300 bikes and 30 stations spread across downtown and adjoining neighborhoods, such as Ybor City and Hyde Park. It recently expanded service to the University of South Florida campus north of downtown. It's also working with HART, Tampa Bay's public transit authority, to combine bike and bus services.
“A region wide system is essential in adoption for our locals who live, work and play all over the bay area as well as the 14+ million tourists that visit our area annually,” said program manager Eric Trull.
More than 40,000 Pinellas residents commute to Hillsborough and 10,000+ travel the the opposite direction daily. Ensuring the same technology and a region wide membership model is crucial to Tampa Bay’s mobility.
The Coast Team will be on hand and bikes available to ride at Cyclovia Tampa Bay in downtown Tampa Bay from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 25. The event will close Kennedy Boulevard to vehicles and will include lots of room to stroll or roll, games, food trucks, and much more. Cyclovia is a free, family-friendly event.