Rugged Cycles deployed a 300 bike bike share system with seven stations in the summer of 2013! This winter the system is expected to expand to 500 bikes. I am sure that this is the largest University bike share program, in fact it is probably the largest bike share program in the State of Texas – and you know how they like everything BIG in Texas!!
Check out the website: www.maroonbikeshare.com
It maybe time for the City of Vancouver to take a look at the investment they made into the Helmet/bike share system locally built by the SandVault Group!
SandVault’s equipment has been the only profitable bike share system that I know about, deployed in Miami Beach. Take a look at Vancouver’s local public bike share equipment supplier: www.sandvault.com
Bixi signed a “memorandum of agreement” regarding a sale in December but the buyer, whose identity was not revealed, pulled out of the deal this month, the city said.
“I really do see bicycling as the future of civic investment,” she says, “not because it’s the right thing to do, or a fun and healthy thing to do, even though it is, but because it’s just the only thing that economically makes sense.” – Elly Blue
The more locations for the stations the better the system will be for all, hitting maximum density is key with this type of system.
But seriously here is a poll 100 person poll by nymag.com:
My prediction is that New York’s Bike Share program will expand to far more than 10,000 bikes in the next 5 years, as the number of members, (As of June 6th over 30,000) that have already signed up show huge support!
Public Bike Share is simply just a healthy option to driving your car for those short trips, of which 62% are less than 5 miles.
Here is a great article on why Capital Bike Share is the best in the United States:
But lets look at the facts and compare the two most popular bike share solutions in the United States:
In terms of size, ridership, and financial viability—is in Washington, D.C. How
did D.C. accomplish this unlikely task?
1. Funding (Financial Viability):
Miami Beach: Paid for by Deco Bike
Washington DC: Paid for by US tax payers
2. Rides in the first two years (Ridership):
Miami Beach: 2,153,350
Washington DC: 1,851,857
3. Members (both annual and walk up):
Miami Beach: 600,000+
Washington DC: 270,000
Miami Beach: 100 Stations
Washington DC: 189 Stations
After the second try at a bike share solution, Washington DC has done a great job building and implementing Capital Bike Share. Deco Bike in Miami – second best bike share system in the United States?
New York City with 10,000 bikes and a sponsor of 30+ million dollars will be taking the crown away from Washington.
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