DecoBike Miami Beach Bike Share Turns 3,000,000 Rides!

DecoBike Miami Beach is pleased to announce that as of this week it has generated more than 3,000,000 rides! This amazing stat makes the Miami Beach bike share fleet the busiest in the country per bike, going out more times per day than any other US program. We want to thank our members and patrons for making this possible.

The Miami Beach community has truly embraced the concept of bike sharing and helped elevate it to a part of everyday life. To date, only one other bike share program in the US has reached the 3,000,000 ride milestone. This mean better air quality, healthier residents and happier people! Good job Miami Beach!

San Diego City Council Unanimously Approves Long-term Contract with DecoBike LLC for Bicycle Sharing Program

Today the San Diego City Council approved a long-term contract with DecoBike LLC to implement and operate a city-wide bicycle sharing program.  The approval included a 10-year contract term as well as modifications of the city’s sign ordinances to allow advertising and sponsor branding on the bike sharing stations to help offset operations and capital costs while also earmarking  a portion of revenues for improving bicycle infrastructure throughout the city to benefit all residents and visitors. Also notable is the fact that DecoBike will launch the program without using any tax payer funds.

Representatives from nearly a dozen advocacy groups spoke at the city council meeting in support of the program, and to date, DecoBike has received unanimous support from all city council members.

Colby Reese, DecoBike’s chief marketing officer and co-founder, who spoke in front of the city council announced, “Today marks the beginning of a very exciting public-private partnership between DecoBike and the City of San Diego.  We are touched by the enthusiasm of the community. This is a journey that everyone benefits from. Simply put, it’s going to be the best ride in town.”

DecoBike co-founders Ricardo Pierdant and Bonifacio Diaz were also on hand for the council meeting. Mr. Pierdant exclaimed “The addition of DecoBike in San Diego will help to complete the city’s transportation networks as a highly efficient first-mile, last-mile commuter program, which is very complimentary to the city’s existing public transportation programs.”

Diaz added, “San Diego is such a beautiful city and we strive to improve mobility and the quality of life for everyone. Our program will create jobs, reduce air pollution and traffic congestion while moving people more efficiently around the city.”

Bike sharing programs have been proven to be effective at increasing commerce in the areas in which they operate, especially at retail, hospitality and food and beverage establishments. Various programs have conducted surveys with results indicating bike share members are 80-90% more likely on average to patronize establishments near bike share station locations. Ultimately, the results demonstrate bikes are good for business.

Public outreach will take place over the next couple months in order to identify the best station locations.  Residents can expect significant program coverage and station distribution, initially stretching from the Downtown and Hillcrest areas and up the coast to La Jolla. A crowdsourcing map will go live in August to allow all members of the public to suggest station locations. The program is slated to open in early 2014 with approximately 180 station locations and 1,800 custom bikes.

If you have any questions about the DecoBike San Diego program, send an email to: sandiego@decobike.com

DecoBike Miami Beach Bikeshare Celebrates it’s 2nd Anniversary and 2,133,530 Rides Logged!

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.

 

City of Miami Approves Contract for DecoBike Expansion

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.

DECOBIKE BREAKS BIKE SHARING RECORDS

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.

DecoBike Miami Beach also continues to lead the country for memberships. To date it has generated more than 500,000 casual and subscribing members combined, far more than other any other US programs.

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.

Is your city ready for a DecoBike program? Let us know: management@decobike.com

City of San Diego selects DECOBIKE to Implement & Operate City-Wide Bikeshare Program

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.

For sponsorship opportunities or general information on the San Diego bicycle sharing program, please email:  sandiego@decobike.com

DecoBike wins Emerald City Award

DecoBike would like to thank the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB) for recognizing our efforts to promote sustainable practices in our community, we are honored and pleased to receive the 2012 Emerald City Award.  Our Miami-Miami Beach area bikeshare programs provide a healthy, fun and ‘green’ transportation option for thousands of people every day, and we are proud to have developed a program that delivers quantifiable benefits and results for our members.

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