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  • 1.
  • 2. Objectives
    • Make it easy for everyone to use a bike for short, urban trips.
    • 3. Decrease dependence on cars and gas. Reduce downtown congestion.
    • 4. Open door to active transportation.
    • 5. Make the connection between active transportation and health.
    • 6. Enhance urban vitality.
  • How bike sharing works
    97% of trips by annual subscribers are under ½ hour.
    68% of trips by 24-hour subscribers are under ½ hour.
  • 7. Who we are
    Non-profit owner-operator
    116 stations and 1,200 bikes
    16 employees
    Portable, solar-powered stations; open April – mid-November
    Same equipment used in London, Washington DC, Montreal, Boston, Toronto, and Melbourne.
  • 8. Where, so far?
  • 9. By the Numbers
    First Year Experience (June 10 – Nov. 7)
    100,817 rides
    29,077 24-hour subscriptions sold
    1,302 1-year subscribers
    1 bike lost
    1 reported crash
    0 accidents with injuries
    2nd Year Experience to date (April 8th - ?)
    193,000 rides
    3,700 1-year subscribers
  • 10. Real time information
  • 11.<stations lastUpdate="1318282529277" version="2.0"><station> <id>2</id> <name>100 Main Street SE</name> <terminalName>30000</terminalName> <lat>44.984892</lat> <long>-93.256551</long> <installed>true</installed> <locked>false</locked> <nbBikes>10</nbBikes> <nbEmptyDocks>12</nbEmptyDocks></station
  • 12. Active commutes
    Physical inactivity is one of the
    leading causes of death in
    developed countries
    Obesity in Minnesota
    < 10%
    2010 24.8%
    Active commuters cut their
    odds of obesity by 50 percent.
    They have lower blood pressure,
    body mass and triglyceride levels.1
    (1.) Penny Gordon-Larsen, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
  • 13. How many trips replaced car trips?
    When asked to recall their most recent trip, 19% of Annual and 30-day subscribers reported they would have driven a car had it not been for Nice Ride.
  • 14. Choosing to Live Downtown and Drive Less
    “In downtown Minneapolis, the average vacancy rate fell from 6 percent a year ago to just 1.2 percent during the second quarter. In downtown St. Paul, vacancies plummeted from 7.1 percent a year ago to .08 percent in June.”
    “Renters squeezed in race for apartments,” Jim Buchta, Star Tribune, August 23, 2011.
    2000 – 2010 Census
    Downtown Minneapolis + 32%
    Downtown St. Paul + 18%
    Overall city population was flat
  • 15. Where do 1-year subscribers live?
    The vast majority of subscribers live within Zip codes where we have stations.
  • 16. Momentum
  • 17. What did people use the bikes to do?
    Most of the trips I take fall into this category:
    What is your primary use of Nice Ride?
  • 18. How long were their trips?
    24-hr subscribers take longer
    Annual subscribers are not a
    significant source of revenue
    beyond the cost of subscription.
  • 19. Where do 24-hour subscribers live?
  • 20. When did people ride?
    Annual subscriber use peaks during the work week
    Casual (24-hr) use peaks on weekends
    Data visualizations by Alan Shilepsky and Alan Wernke of Wernke Consulting Services (
  • 21. Where did people ride?
    Station locations influence usage patterns.
    Stations with high usage tend to serve other stations with high usage.
  • 22. Where did people ride?
    Back and forth. A lot.
  • 23. Where did people ride?
    There and back again.
  • 24. What do people like?
    Convenience factor is overwhelmingly cited as the thing subscribers like most about the system.
  • 25. Did having a subscription change behavior?
    Subscribers reported an increase in biking among all groups.
  • 26. Regional Equity
    How to serve a neighborhood that wants your service but lacks the multi-family density, retail destinations, and bicycle usage correlated with bike share demand?
    Possible Solutions:
    • Community partners (non-profits, churches)
    • 27. Experiences—bikes tours
    • 28. Discounts
    • 29. Access—computers and electronic accounts
  • Nice Ride Minnesota
    Saint PaulExpansion Planning
    Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP
    Community Design Group, LLC
    Office: 612-354-2901
    Mobile: 612-234-7078
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  • 39. More
    Nice Ride
    The Bike Sharing Blog
    Oliver O’Brien Bike Share Maps