The Waco City Council gave the go-ahead on an ordinance allowing a bike-sharing program to operate within the city.
Multiple cities in the U.S. have bike-sharing programs to relieve congestion and decrease road traffic.
Assistant City Manager Bradley Ford thinks this will be a good change for Waco.
“The bike share as an industry can benefit Wacoans by proving more transit options and providing an easier way to get to destinations downtown, along the river, as well as other areas of the city,” Ford says.
Ford says the next step is to draw in vendors who are interested in starting the bike-sharing business in Waco.
Local businesses see a lot of traffic around the Silos District in particular.
One manager is all for more bikes around the city: “We do struggle to get to work especially when they have their Silobrations and events downtown. Like, traffic is crazy. Super crazy.”
The manager continues by saying the restaurant Hecho en Waco does not have much parking, and sometimes she has to walk several blocks to get to work.