The Coast Bike Share program continues to connect residents and visitors to the best events and spots in the city. You can find their bikes on Bayshore Boulevard, the Tampa Riverwalk, Channelside and all throughout the South Tampa/downtown area. Their efforts have helped make the city’s burgeoning downtown area more accessible to cyclists and pedestrians looking to enjoy the food, drink and entertainment options Tampa has to offer.
Tampa just recently received Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly designation by the League of American Bicyclists.
This year Coast Bike’s expanded into St. Pete, adding 300 bikes across 30 stations across the Burg’s downtown/waterfront area. Their ubiquity is emblematic of Tampa Bay’s turn toward alternative forms of transportation. Coast Bikes is complemented by the addition of the Cross-Bay Ferry connecting both city’s, the Downtowner, the Pirate Water Taxi, TECO Streetcar, along with Uber/Lyft — assuming they remain in Tampa.
On Friday, November 21 Coast Bike Share reached 100,000 trips with a ride from Curtis Hixon Park to MacDill Park.
“Over the last month alone, the bikes have seen more than 500 miles per day on average and are forecast to reach the 300,000 mile mark just prior to the end of the year,” added program director Eric Trull in a release. The bikes in total have traveled 281,472 miles through 28,606 unique riders. The program reduced 248,207 pounds of carbon and burned 11,258,892 calories.