The City of McAllen ranked among the top 100 places to live in the USA. Both McAllen B-cycle and Metro McAllen were featured as the best ways to move around the city.
McAllen residents rely heavily on cars to get around. Even so, the median commute time from home to work is just 20 minutes. For those who don't own a car or live near the city center, the Metro McAllen public transportation intra-city buses run on seven routes throughout the city and offer paratransit services. The city has emphasized its green agenda by introducing a couple electric buses. The buses feature a zero-emission propulsion system and charge wirelessly. The buses are the first of their kind in Texas.
Plus, the city's bike share program, BCycle, is a low-cost public transit option for citizens. Eighty bicycles are stationed in eight locations around the city, providing a convenient and healthy transportation option.
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