Public Demonstrations of Bikeshare Options
Bikeshare is coming to Raleigh! The public will have three opportunities to look at possible options for Raleigh’s bikeshare system. The public is invited to hear from potential bikeshare teams and see their bikes in person in Exchange Plaza in the 200 block of Fayetteville Street.
May 3, 4 p.m.: Bewegen Technologies, Corps Logistics, and Kittelson & Associates
May 5, 3 p.m.: Bantam Strategy Group, Social Bicycles, and Transportation Design Group
May 10, 4 p.m.: Bicycle Transit Systems, BCycle, and Transportation Design Group
The City’s selection committee, made up of representation from the Office of Transportation Planning, the Urban Design Center, and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, received and evaluated seven proposals to implement and operate Raleigh’s bikeshare system. The committee has narrowed the list to the three top candidates. These bikeshare teams will be onsite for interviews with the selection committee as well as other representatives from the City of Raleigh, the City of Durham, North Carolina State University, and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The Raleigh City Council approved local funding for bikeshare on March 15, 2016. The City of Raleigh’s Department of Transportation released a request for proposals for the implementation and operation of the Raleigh bikeshare system on March 6. Federal and state funds with local matches from City Council and Wake County will be used to fund the installation of the bikeshare system. A combination of rental revenues, sponsorships, and local funding will be used to operate and maintain the bikeshare system.
Bikeshare is an innovative transportation program where users can subscribe to use bicycles through self-service kiosk locations throughout the community. The system is accessed through low-cost subscriptions.
For more information, contact
- Eric Lamb, Department of Transportation, 919-996-2161