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