March was a very exciting month for Bikeshare Hawaii. Many things are moving quickly towards our launch this summer.
Agreement Signed with Secure Bike Share
A bikeshare system has higher equipment and technology costs than you might imagine. For example, stations must be able to lock bikes, accept secure payments and more. The bikes must be sturdy, made for riders in most situations and be vandal-resistant. We were very happy to find a strong financial and operating partner who believes in Honolulu and the success of bikeshare here. More information about our agreement with Secure Bike Share can be found here.
Our New Bike
This month we also introduced our bike! We'll be the first city in the world to have a fleet comprised of this new generation of bikes from PBSC Urban Solutions. The Biki bike is designed to be especially easy to handle for women and those who are a bit on the smaller side. Of course, we made sure that it would be a great ride for taller folks too. We think you'll enjoy taking a Biki bike for a spin!
Biki is more than a brand name. It also has a brand design and a tone of voice that communicates the kind of service we will deliver. Fun, approachable, straight-forward and connected to Hawaii.
Third of a Five-Part Series: Why Honolulu Can Support a Successful Bikeshare System
#3: Flat Terrain
Did you ever think about how flat urban Honolulu is? Especially compared to cities like San Francisco and Seattle? Flat terrain is of course easier to navigate under your own power on a bike than hilly terrain.Therefore, more people will be likely to consider a bike for a short, easy trip. Our initial phase between Chinatown and Diamond Head, makai of H1, doesn’t have many ups and downs. So our lightweight, 3-speed Biki bikes will get you where you want to go, no sweat.
BIKESHARE HAWAII IN THE NEWS
Click the links below for recent news coverage of Bikeshare Hawaii
March 24, 2017
Hawaii News Now
Bikesharing is coming to Honolulu
March 15, 2017
New bikeshare program to be featured at City's Complete Streets Expo
March 11, 2017
Bikeshare can be commuting bargain
March 4, 2017
Bikeshare Hawaii providing bicycles to Honolulu
March 3, 2017
Bikeshare system set to roll out this summer
March 2, 2017
Pacific Business News
Bikeshare Hawaii names Secure Bike Share financing and operating partner
March 1, 2017
Bikeshare Hawaii works with Secure Bike Share to provide bicycles
BIKESHARE HAWAII IN THE COMMUNITY
Bikeshare Hawaii is coming to a community near you. We have been busy scheduling public events and neighborhood board meetings so that we can share information about our program and upcoming launch this summer. We will be sending out a separate announcement about the April events soon. In the meantime, join us at this upcoming event below:
Hawaii Public Health Association Celebrates National Public Health Week
5 to 7 p.m.
UH Cancer Center's Sullivan Conference Center
701 Ilalo Street, Kakaako
WANT MORE INFO OR TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH BIKESHARE HAWAII?
We're looking for volunteers for a variety of different programs. We'll be having a meeting to get organized, so contact us to get dialed in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get involved.
If you or your organization are interested in learning more about Bikeshare Hawaii and the latest about our launch this summer, please email us at email@example.com to schedule a presentation.