Funding Granted for Des Moines Bicycle Collective

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The Des Moines Bicycle Collective allows people to rent and return bikes around the city. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A bicycle sharing program in the metro is about to get bigger.

On Monday night, City Council members approved $36,000 in funding for the Des Moines Bicycle Collective.

The Collective runs 10 self-service stations, allowing people to rent and return bicycles.

The funding should increase the number of rentable bicycles from 67 to nearly 140 over the next two years.