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San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Share
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  • 1. San Antonio B-CycleMunicipal Bike Share System Julia Diana City of San Antonio Office of Environmental Policy Cindi Snell San Antonio Bike ShareTexas Trails & Active Transportation Conference · February 2, 2012 1
  • 2. San Antonio Statistics 7th LARGEST city in U.S. • Population 1.2 million • 368.6 square milesAmong largest 50 cities in U.S.:• 45th in bicycling to work at 0.1%• 0.4 miles of facilities per square mile in San Antonio (vs. avg. 1.6 mi/mi2) • 41st out of 50 for total walking and biking levels • 36th out of 50 for per capita funding for bicycle and pedestrian facilities • 2/3 population is obese or The Alamo overweight 2
  • 3. San Antonio B-Cycle Bike Sharing Providing alternative transportation options that reduce traffic congestion while improving public health American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding: Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) $920,866.00 Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Main Plaza $339,880.00 3
  • 4. Getting to Bike Share Central Library 4
  • 5. If you build it, will they come? La Villita 5
  • 6. Procurement Feasibility study Write RFQ3mos. Post & advertise RFQ Pre-submittal conference Proposal evaluations Interviews Take Away: Write a flexible document8 Proposal selection within the confines of agency legalmos. requirements and funding stipulations, Contract negotiation and allow plenty of time for review and City Council briefings comment! Federal $ comes with lots of strings! City Council action 6
  • 7. Approvals, Permitting, Site PrepLetters of support * Historic Designand Review Commission *Construction permits * Electricalpermits * Permission and agreementsbetween San Antonio Bike Share andproperty owners * Site prepTake Aways: San Antonio Museum of Art• Not everyone thinks Bike Share is a great idea!• Permitting bike share stations is a novelty andprobably doesn’t fit within existing municipalguidelines.• Keeping lines of communication open isessential; Weekly site prep meetings establishedwith conference call option 7
  • 8. Program Details •  200 bikes located at 20 popular origins/destinations downtown •  “Smart” kiosks are customer friendly and accessible in English or Spanish. •  Bikes are theft-resistant and equipped with GPS devices. Kiosks are graffiti and vandal- resistant, made in the USA. Challenge: What is Bike Sharing? 8
  • 9. Program Details Maintained and operated by San Antonio Bike Share 501(c)3 • For residents AND tourists • Business model: memberships, advertising, corporate sponsorships to support expansion • Goal: 350 bikes, 35 stations Mayor Julian Castro 9
  • 10. Program Details La Villita •  Specially trained mechanics service and redistribute the bikes daily.•  Affordable memberships are available bythe year at $60, week at $24, or day at $10.(Special grant-subsidized $25 annual passes beingpromoted for 1st year.)•  Bikes are designed to adjust to users from5’2” to 6’4”, have baskets, and built-in Central Hubbike locks. 10
  • 11. Operations & Maintenance A few things to think about everyday… Website * Customer service * Operating hours * Bike maintenance * Kiosk maintenance * Marketing * Promotion * 11
  • 12. Sponsorships & Advertising 12
  • 13. Central HubOne-stop resource for questions,directions, helmet check-outs, water,accessories, rentals (longer term),tour sign-ups B-Cycle Central Hub 13
  • 14. Results Launched March 26, 2011 In the first 9 months, San Antonio B-Cyclers: •  took over 22,709 trips by bicycle •  logged 82,740 “alternative transportation” miles •  burned over 3.5 million calories •  generated a carbon offset of 85,044 lbs. • Annual Passes – 941 Ellis Alley Transit Center is solar- Day passes – 4,336powered and promotes multi-modalism •  14
  • 15. Results Cumulative and Monthly Membership Sales1200 Cumulative Annual 1078 Passes 9741000 Monthly Annual Pass 938 Sales 911 849 827 824 Monthly Day Pass 807800 Sales 724 691 662 578600 508 498 485 434 410400 298 294200 168 84 83 62 62 20 22 27 36 0 Pre-Launch April May June July August September October November December Sales 15
  • 16. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 Mar W4 Apr W1 Apr W2 Apr W3 Apr W4 May May May May Jun W1 Jun W2 Jun W3 Jun W4 Jun W5 Jul W1 Jul W2 Jul W3 Results Jul W4 Aug W1 Aug W2 Aug W3 Aug W4 Sep W1 Trips per Week Sep W2 Sep W3 Sep W4 Oct W1 Oct W2 Oct W3 Oct W4 Nov W1 Nov W2 Nov W3 Nov W4 Dec W1 Dec W2 Number of Trips Dec W3 Dec W416
  • 17. Results Sunday 2 October 2011 Estimated Maximum Simultaneous Use LOCAL TIME NO OF BIKESCITY OF MAXIMUM WEATHER IN SYSTEM MAX % IN USELille Sunday 16:56 Sunny 678 65.9%Seoul Sunday 16:16 Sunny 301 40.5%San Antonio Sunday 11:18 Sunny 109 37.6%London Sunday 15:52 Sunny 4765 36.9%Vienna Sunday 16:48 Sunny 878 30.6%Saragossa Sunday 19:44 Sunny 885 25.9% Source: http://oliverobrien.co.uk/2011/10/vlille-and-bike-in-bath-online-huge-lille-figures/ 17
  • 18. Sustainability and Growth Phase II launched October 2011 and Phase III is in the works! •  Additional service/maintenance personnel •  Replacement parts and marketing • Public assistance through March 2012 USDOT Paul S. Sarbanes “Transit in Parks” grant • $324,000 for 5 stations in San Antonio Missions National Historical Park 18
  • 19. Sustainability and Growth Ongoing support is key to success through the “5 Es” Engineering Education Encouragement Enforcement Evaluation 19
  • 20. Engineering 20
  • 21. Encouragement & Education 21
  • 22. Enforcement • Safe Passing Ordinance • Bike Light Ordinance 22
  • 23. PartnershipsOffice of the Mayor Convention Center Historic Design and Review Commission, Metropolitan Planningand City Council Convention and Visitors Organization, TxDOT, VIA Metropolitan Transit, Bexar County,City Manager’s Office Bureau Downtown Alliance, San AntonioMetro Health Downtown Operations Conservation Society, Main Plaza Conservancy, St. Paul SquarePlanning and Central Library Association, San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl, Blue Star, El TropicanoDevelopment Services Hotel, Hemisfair Park Redevelopment Parks & Recreation Corporation, …Legal Historic Preservation OfficePublic Works FinancePurchasing 23
  • 24. Is your city ready for bike sharing? Cindi Snell www.sanantonio.bcycle.com (210) 281-0101 Julia Diana www.sanantonio.gov/oep/sabikes (210) 207-6321 24

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