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.
For more information about DecoBike, please visit DecoBike.com.
For details on DecoBike in Downtown West Palm Beach or more information about the Clematis District, contact the DDA at (561) 833-8873 or visit WPBGO.com or westpalmbeachdda.com.
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.