DecoBike featured on Discovery Networks & The Learning Channel TLC Latin America

DecoBike Miami Beach,  was featured on Discovery Network’s TLC Latin America as one of the “Miami Hip & Trendy” amenities that is a must-do for locals and visitors. DecoBike Miami Beach is the first bikeshare program in the southeast US and one of the busiest in North America.

Check out the video here: https://vimeo.com/45983244

Thanks Discovery & TLC Latin America!

DecoBike LLC launches New York’s first Bikeshare Program

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.

For information on DecoBike programs, email: systems@decobike.com

DecoBike Miami Beach Bikeshare pedals past 1,000,000 rides!!

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

DecoBike West Palm Beach Demo a big Hit!

The DecoBike West Palm Beach demo was a big hit with residents and visitors alike. Hundreds of riders took to the streets each day on DecoBikes to explore the city, reduce their carbon footprint and take care of business.  The feedback was amazing and DecoBike would like to thank all those who participated and provided support for the demo program. A special thanks to the City of West Palm Beach, Downtown Development Authority, CityPlace, the Palm Beach County Convention Center and of course the Congress for the New Urbanism.  Check out some of the photos below.

 

WEST PALM BEACH DDA BRINGS THE POPULAR DECOBIKE PROGRAM TO DOWNTOWN FOR NATIONAL URBANISM CONFERENCE

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.

London Olympics 2012: Lennox Lewis & the British Consolate Celebrate on DecoBikes!

British Consolate General Kevin McGurgan (far left), Lennox Lewis (center) riding DecoBikes in South Beach

Today the DecoBike bells were ringing loud and clear on Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive. Police closed the world-famous strip of real estate to automobiles to make way for the British Consulate and DecoBike to host an amazing event to celebrate the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics. With exactly 100 days left until the kickoff of the London Olympics, Olympic Gold Medalist and Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the world Lennox Lewis, led a roving sea of 100 DecoBike riders adorned in British attire through the streets of South Beach alongside British Consulate General Kevin McGurgan.

Lewis, a British citizen and Miami Beach resident that has traveled the world, is an avid fan of cycling and environmentally sustainable programs like DecoBike. When asked about the DecoBike bicycle sharing program, Lewis responded “It’s a great concept. The DecoBikes are very comfortable to ride.”  With Lewis standing at a towering 6 foot 5 inches tall, it goes to show DecoBike is for all types of people to enjoy.   Throughout the day, Lewis took the time to give a variety of media interviews, take photos with fans and sign autographs for flocks of participants and fans.  DecoBike sends a big “Hip Hip hooray!” to the British Consulate and Lenox Lewis for participating in this fun community event that also had a global reach.

DecoBIke is the official bikeshare program of South Beach and the City of Miami Beach. The program is the first privately funded, city-wide bikeshare operation to launch in the United States and is operated by DecoBike LLC (with no cost to the city’s tax payers). DecoBike has new programs pedaling forward in several other municipalities, including the beachfront communities of Surfside, Florida and the City of Long Beach located on Long Island, New York.

DecoBike Miami Beach Bikeshare logs a record-setting 125,000+ rides in March

DecoBike is cranking along! The atmosphere is ripe for high ridership in Miami Beach and its South Beach Art Deco District. The fleet logged a new monthly ridership record with 125,411 rides logged in the month of March 2012! Since the start of the New Year, DecoBike has been the busiest bikeshare in the US, averaging over 100,000 rides each month. Traffic jams and congested roads go to show that it really pays to have access to a DecoBike, making it the quickest and easiest way to move about.  Bike sharing programs are here to stay!

Bikeshare News: “DecoBike Day” declared by Miami Beach Mayor & City Commission

 

City of Miami Beach Mayor & Commissioners honor DecoBike

Today, the Mayor and City Commission announced and proclaimed that March 15th is officially “DecoBike Day.”  This date marks the anniversary of DecoBike Miami Beach’s rollout, and will be celebrated annually as the program pedals onward. The program is one of the country’s largest and most used bikeshare programs. It is also the first privately funded city-wide bikeshare operation.  Commissioners applauded the program’s success and the benefits that it provides for community and the environment.  The build-out of DecoBike Miami Beach is the nation’s most comprehensive with roughly 15 stations per square mile on average and it’s currently the busiest systemwith  more than 101,000 rides logged in the past month.

Success Story: DECOBIKE Miami Beach Bikeshare Turns 1-Year Old Today | Check out the Amazing Stats & Results!

DecoBike Miami Beach – South Beach celebrates its 1-Year Anniversary!

Some thought the idea was crazy. Others thought it would never work. Many doubted our residents would use it. But, in just one fast-paced year, DECOBIKE has pedaled to the forefront of the bike sharing world, changing an entire city for the better!   So far our program has achieved some cool and amazing results. Between March 15, 2011 and March 15, 2012, we have:

  • Journeyed more than 1,978,310 miles
  • Clocked 11,869,860 minutes of ride time
  • Helped our riders burn 74,186,625 calories
  • Logged a staggering 717,522 rides
  • Offset more than 1,899,178 pounds of harmful CO2 emissions
  • Created 30 new “green” jobs and careers
  • Won several national and regional awards
  • Improved the quality of life for all that live, work and play in Miami Beach

DECOBIKE would like to thank all of our members, patrons, friends, staff, supporters & friends at the City of Miami Beach for making this possible! Together, we have proven that bike sharing is a valuable asset for our community, which is now also stunning role model for other cities to follow.

www.decobike.com

Hertz On Demand Car Sharing teams up with successful DECOBIKE Bicycle Sharing Program

As an extension of The Hertz Corporation’s launch of Hertz On Demand in Miami Beach, Florida, Hertz On Demand & Decobike are proud to announce their partnership, which represents the greenest and easiest way to get around Miami Beach and the surrounding areas. Both programs encourage locals and visitors to use sustainable, innovative and convenient modes of transportation. 

Decobike members that sign up for Hertz On Demand car sharing service will receive $15 in driving credits upon enrollment. The promotion begins on March 1, 2012 and will continue through March 30, 2012.  Just use promo code “DECOBIKE” to take advantage of this perk at www.hertzondemand.com

Hertz on Demand, Hertz’s global car sharing club, and offers a variety of vehicles available for online reservation at competitive rates. All cars are equipped with Eileo® technology, and benefits covered by the hourly rate include gas, insurance, GPS turn-by-turn navigation, 24/7 roadside assistance, 24-hour Member Care Center communication, and 180 free miles per day. See the video from 3BL Media

Decobike is the Official City of Miami Beach Public Bicycle Sharing & Rental Program. More information on Decobike is available at www.decobike.com