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Today marks the 2nd Anniversary of DecoBike’s award-winning Miami Beach Bikeshare program. In just two years the program has logged 2,133,530 rides and has generated in excess of 600,000 casual and subscription memberships—more than all other US bicycle sharing programs combined. We would like to thank all of our members and our staff, as well as the overwhelming support provided by the city of Miami Beach and our local residents and business community.
DecoBike’s expansion of its bikeshare operations into the city of Miami was approved on Thursday January 24th with a unanimous vote by the city commission. Plans include 50 new station locations and 500 bikes to be located in Miami’s downtown, Coconut Grove, Omni, Little Havana, Midtown, Design District and the Brickell Financial District. Other potential station locations include the Health District to serve Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami’s healthcare facilities. The new network will link with DecoBike’s well-known Miami Beach bike sharing program to form one of the largest programs in the US with 150+ station locations and more than 1,500 bikes. The expected launch date is in late 2013.
2012 marked a record-breaking year for DecoBike LLC’s Miami Beach bike sharing program with the country’s highest increase in ridership. With 1,290,606 rides logged in 2012 alone, it’s the busiest fleet per-bike of any US bikeshare program and represents more than a 100% increase in ridership from 2011. The program is a true leader with nearly 2 million total trips logged– more usage than all other US bike share programs combined, with the exception of Washington DC’s government-owned Capital Bikeshare.
2013 rings in DecoBike’s scheduled expansion into a variety of new territories including the city of San Diego and other areas of Miami-Dade County, adding an estimated 240 new stations and 2,400 DecoBikes into the streets with other new programs to be announced in the coming months.
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MIAMI, Florida – For the first time ever, DecoBike will provide bicycle sharing stations and bikes in conjunction with Heineken to allow art enthusiasts and professionals from around the world to tour the world-famous wall murals in Miami’s Wynwood and Design District areas. The murals have become a leading attraction as a part of the Basel experience.
Heineken Presents Murals by Trek6, CP1, Chor Boogie, Estria, Prime and Don Rimx Adding Color and Spreading the Open Your World Message in Miami’s Midtown and Wynwood Art District
World renowned Art Basel, the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas, heads back to South Florida for a supreme exhibition of our world’s most exquisite and prominent artists. Among the many uniquely special satellite events during Miami’s Art Week is the launch of Heineken’s Open Your World Mural Project, which has been carefully curated to include some of the most talented veterans in street art. Celebrity-status street artists Chor Boogie, Estria, Prime and Don Rimx will leave their mark on Miami adding great value to the city’s thriving outdoor gallery including Miami-based prolific artists with the street cred to match, Trek6 and CP1. The Heineken Artists feature a conglomeration of bi-cultural visionaries known to employ distinctive skills and vision on the murals they coat with their muse. Tasked with the mission and creative freedom to interpret Heineken’s Open Your World message, the murals will take a life of their own and inspire all who bear witness.
The Heineken Mural Project Bike Tour
Art lovers will have no trouble sighting each mural and cutting through the Art Basel week traffic with the help of Wynwood Art District’s first Deco Bike station which will reside in front of Wood Tavern, home of the Heineken Beer Garden. In addition, Heineken and Deco Bike have partnered to bring a bike station across from Art Miami in Midtown as well. Deco Bike is a bicycle sharing and rental program operating in Miami Beach and Surfside, yet to reach the pedestrian-friendly Wynwood Art District or Midtown. For the first time, art-loving pedestrians will benefit from green transportation in Heineken-branded Deco Bikes complete with QR code map technology. The QR (quick-response) codes both on the bike station map and murals will provide inside-info regarding the murals, artists and special events. Patrons 21 and over are encouraged to visit each mural, stop by the Heineken Beer Garden at Wood Tavern, view more artist work at the Heineken Hub and enjoy live music at The Stage during Miami’s Art Week. The program will be running through December 9, 2012.
Pop Up Parties
Adding to this fascinating street art showcase are the secret mural site pop-up parties paired with the musical expressions of inspiring DJs, true masters of the decks and turntables, for a true audiovisual experience. Spontaneous pop-up parties with Miami’s best DJ’s will surprise Heineken lovers at the mural sites and will be announced on Twitter by following #heinekenmurals.
City of San Diego selects DECOBIKE LLC to Implement & Operate City-Wide Bikeshare Program
After completing a competitive bidding process to implement a city-wide bicycle sharing program, Mayor Jerry Sanders and the City of San Diego selected DecoBike as the highest ranked firm. Originating as a strategic public-private partnership between the city and DecoBike, the system will be manufactured, owned and operated by DecoBike. “The bike share program is a perfect fit for the San Diego lifestyle as it promotes healthy living and clean transportation,” said Mayor Jerry Sanders. “It will also help facilitate travel to and from trolley and bus stations by providing last-mile solutions for commuters.”
“Building public-private partnerships like this deserves a lot of credit,” said Andy Hanshaw, executive director of San Diego County Bicycle Coalition (SDCBC), who served on the Mayor’s review panel assisting in the selection of DECOBIKE. “We appreciate Mayor Sanders moving ahead to develop this partnership and look forward working with DECOBIKE to make this the best bike sharing program in the country.”
“Bike sharing has found a great new home in the forward-thinking city of San Diego—a city whose residents and visitors embrace life outdoors and value sustainability in their transportation options,” says C. Reese, Chief Marketing Officer for DecoBike. “We look forward to pedaling San Diego forward and delivering a world-class bikeshare program.”
San Diego will receive the next generation of DecoBike stations and custom bicycles. The initial size and scope of the program will be approximately 180 solar-powered station locations and a fleet of 1,800 DecoBikes. “The atmosphere and climate of San Diego make it incredibly well-suited for bike sharing. We are confident our San Diego system will become one of North America’s leading bikeshare programs,” stated Bonifacio Diaz, DecoBike’s COO. Riders can expect to enjoy one of North America’s most comprehensive bike sharing networks featuring excellent bike-to-resident ratios and very favorable station densities in the service zones. The program is expected to come online by fall or winter of 2013.
Residents and visitors in the region will have access to the station network which will stretch from La Jolla to Barrio Logan through Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Hillcrest, Balboa Park, Old Town San Diego and Downtown San Diego. Flexible memberships and rentals will accommodate the needs of those seeking to use the bike sharing program for both commuting and recreation. A handy webpage and mobile apps will allow patrons to locate stations and available bikes in real-time. Bikes are equipped with LED lighting, adjustable seats and a basket suitable for a laptop or a beach bag.
“We are very excited to be selected by the City of San Diego to implement and operate a public bicycle sharing program for all residents and visitors to enjoy as a fun, healthy and environmentally friendly transportation alternative,” said Ricardo Pierdant, President of DecoBike.
The program will also create a variety of sponsorship and outdoor advertising opportunities for big brands and organizations. With strong financial support from a variety of major brands, bike sharing programs have gained much momentum in the past year. The San Diego program will offer very unique brand recognition for corporate partners, which is heavily enhanced by the goodwill of being a supporter for the community’s bicycle sharing program.
DecoBike is also the bikeshare provider for the cities of Miami Beach FL, Surfside FL, Bay Harbor Islands FL and Long Beach NY. DecoBike’s spotlight program in Miami Beach holds a variety of notable accomplishments, including being the recipient of the 2011 US Conference of Mayors City Livability Award while also featuring North America’s best bike-to-resident ratio and most stations per square mile several times over.
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DecoBike is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with the municipality of Bay Harbor Islands, Florida. This exclusive community is nestled in the tropical setting of Miami’s Biscayne Bay, just north of Miami Beach. The addition of a DecoBike program will provide residents and visitors with vital connectivity to DecoBike Surfside and DecoBike Miami Beach’s bikeshare station networks to form a regional bikeshare service.
June 26, 2012 – Bike sharing has arrived in New York! Sporting an initial deployment of approximately 16 stations and 250 bikes, DecoBike’s new program in the city of Long Beach, located on Long Island, has been a hit with both residents and visitors alike. Long Beach is a quaint seaside city that offers some great places to ride, including their famous boardwalk that runs along the Atlantic Ocean. Many of those who live in Manhattan take time off to enjoy the beaches via a short train ride to Long Beach where they can now step off the train and grab a DecoBike to get them around the city.
DecoBike Long Beach is the first municipal bikeshare program to launch in New York and hit the streets ahead of the delayed launch of NYC’s CitiBike program.
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The DecoBike Miami Beach bikeshare program reached an impressive mark on Saturday June 2nd by logging its 1,000,000th ride just fourteen months after launching. This statistic is a great example of the growing demand for bicycle sharing programs and it shows that bikeshare riders can power change in their community by replacing local car trips with a bikeshare bicycle.
DecoBike in Miami Beach and Capital Bikeshare in Washington DC are the only bikeshare programs in the US to achieve this level of ridership. DecoBike, which won the US Conference of Mayors City Livability Award on 2011, touts the best bike to resident ratio in North America and the most stations per square mile. Just as notable, the Miami Beach program was the first privately funded city-wide bikeshare that didn’t use any tax dollars and is 100% privately funded.
“DecoBike has really done an excellent job with the development and operation of our program here in Miami Beach. They have exceeded expectations, won awards and produced amazing results for our city’s residents and visitors,” says Miami Beach City Commissioner and “green” advocate Michael Gongora.
Between March 15, 2011 and June 2, 2012, DecoBike riders accomplishedthe following great achievements:
· Made 1,003,520 trips
· Journeyed 2,950,808 miles
· Logged 17,704,848 minutes of ride time
· Offset 2,550,000+ pounds of harmful CO2
· Burned 100,000,000+ calories
DecoBike LLC, is a Miami-based firm that develops and operates bicycle sharing programs for all types of venues including municipalities, universities and corporate campuses. DecoBike is the official bikeshare program of the City of Miami Beach, Florida and its world-famous South Beach District, as well as Surfside, Florida and Long Beach, New York. www.decobike.com
WEST PALM BEACH DDA BRINGS THE POPULAR DECOBIKE PROGRAM TO DOWNTOWN FOR NATIONAL URBANISM CONFERENCE
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 30, 2012) DecoBike is joining forces with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to showcase its “green,” alternative form of transportation during the Congress for the New Urbanism’s national CNU 20 event in West Palm Beach. The “bikeshare” program will offer a fun, environmentally friendly way for more than 1,000 attendees at the conference to move around the Downtown District. It will operate from Wednesday, May 9 through Saturday, May 12, and offer solar-powered bikeshare stations and dozens of DecoBikes at sites around Downtown West Palm Beach.
“We are very excited to be bringing our bicycle sharing program to the streets of Downtown West Palm Beach,” said Mr. Reese, chief marketing officer of DecoBike LLC. “It’s a great way to get a taste of an improved quality of life for those who live, work and play in the area. It’s also a terrific way for CNU 20 attendees and other visitors to get to know the city.”
DecoBike station locations include the Clematis District’s Centennial Square Park at the waterfront, CityPlace, and the Palm Beach County Convention Center. CNU 20 attendees can register for a free pass to access the system while members of the public wishing to check out a bike can do so just by swiping their credit card at the stations.
“The Earth-friendly bicycle sharing concept fits perfectly into the downtown lifestyle and we’ve been working towards bringing it to the area for a couple years. DecoBike has been such a success in Miami, so when the partnership opportunity arose with CNU, we couldn’t wait to introduce it here in Downtown West Palm Beach,” said Raphael Clemente, executive director of the DDA. “We hope locals and visitors alike see the benefit of mixing healthy entertainment with eco-conscious decisions.”
DecoBike’s Miami-Miami Beach bike sharing program has been heralded as one of the most successful bikeshare programs in North America, logging an average of more than 100,000 rides per month so far this year. Since its launch about one year ago, DecoBike’s riders have offset more than 2,400,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, journeyed more than 2,500,000 miles and burned over 90,000,000 calories.
The DecoBike demonstration will allow people to power their own journeys at their own pace and experience the benefits of bike sharing first-hand. Bikeshare programs have become one of the most desired features of forward-thinking communities around the globe, both as “green” transportation and a healthy leisure amenity. The results prove that individuals can have a positive impact on themselves and their communities through bike sharing.
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About the Downtown Development Authority
The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities.