The station will be one of more than 100 stations to be installed across the city that will host 1,000 sturdy rental bikes, which can be used for short rides for either a monthly fee or a single rental.
The first stations are supposed to open in February. It’s not clear when the Belle Isle kiosk will be installed, said Scott Diffenderfer, president of the Belle Isle Residents Association and an active member of the city committee that is working on the project.
Thirty stations are supposed to be installed by the end of this month, when the first bikes will be available for short-term rental.
All of the stations are supposed to be finished by spring, including Belle Isle’s. Each will include a rack of self-locking silver-and-blue bikes in a solar-powered kiosk. Around South Beach, stations will be available within roughly a couple of blocks of each other.