Kansas City B-Cycle expanding to Johnson County in 2018 | The Kansas City Star

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Don’t have a bicycle handy, but want to run errands on two wheels or get some lunch-hour exercise?

One way to do that is through bike sharing. Grab a rental bike from a nearby location, and off you go. Return the bike to the same place or another spot closer to your destination.

Such a system, called BCycle, already operates on the Missouri side of the Kansas City area, with 41 stations serving downtown, Midtown, the Plaza, the jazz district and Trolley Track Trail, as well as North Kansas City and Longview Lake.

Now, Johnson County governments are embracing the concept.

The first bicycles are expected to show up next year in several Johnson County parks and then perhaps in Olathe, which is studying the idea. Overland Park officials are considering whether to tap into regional-planning funds to investigate the idea next year.

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