Twin Cities Bike Share
Minneapolis 2010:• America’s #1 Bicycling City(Bicycling Magazine)• Launch of the Downtown ImprovementDistrict (DID)• Newl...
The introduction of the public                                              bike fleet expands the service                 ...
Nice Ride History:• July of 2008,the formation of Nice RideMinnesota began through an initiative fromMinneapolis Mayor, R....
Phase I Planning:• Demographic GIS data evaluated   - Residential Density   - Employment Density   - University Student Po...
Distribution maps were produced for   both daytime populations of the service area (Fig. 1), which takes into  account the...
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Station Siting:• Initial focus on the central Core ofMinneapolis (Downtown, Uptown,University)• Proximity was stressed, wi...
Station Siting:• Initial focus on the central Core ofMinneapolis (Downtown, Uptown,University)• Proximity was stressed, wi...
!"#$%&()*+#$*)),-.#/#!"#$%&()**+,-&$$-(.%-(/0&12• Plug & Play Connection• Portable (requires no foundation)!"##$%&(")*+",$...
• Solar Powered• WiFi Controlled• Radio Frequency Indicator (RFID) Tags on Bicycles   - (Allows bikes to be tracked and us...
F"#$%& 5  R&*+,,&-.&. P012& 1  D+*5 D"26%"7$6"+-• At least 100 candidate locations were reviewed, photographed and measure...
7) Southeast Library                                                                                                      ...
Launch:• Nice Ride MN hit the streets onThursday, June 10, 2010•65 kiosks and 700 bikes•First major public bike fleet in th...
Launch:• Nice Ride MN hit the streets onThursday, June 10, 2010                                                “Every majo...
Year One Success:• 100,817 total trips taken• Only two bikes lost (one of which waslater recovered due to RFID tag• Three ...
• The system hasnot only beeneffective atgenerating ridership,it is also helping todecrease automobiletraffic and lessen th...
Phase II: 2011• 130 new stations planned• $5.8 million expansion• 51 new stations installed, (500 Bikes)(8 committed to No...
MAP 1 - DRAFT 12/16/10                                         Recommended Locations for Phase 2 System KiosksPlease note:...
Bike Share Across America:• Capital Bike Share (Washington DC)• Hubway (Boston)• B-Cycle (Denver, Madison, Chicago, etc.)•...
This intense interest from the public at large                                             supports the many efforts of pl...
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  1. 1. Twin Cities Bike Share
  2. 2. Minneapolis 2010:• America’s #1 Bicycling City(Bicycling Magazine)• Launch of the Downtown ImprovementDistrict (DID)• Newly operational commuter rail service(Northstar)• Expansion of light-rail (LRT) service• Miles of new bike lanes• Reconstruction of 2nd and MarquetteAvenue(s) as bus transit-ways• Conversion of 1st Avenue North andHennepin Avenue to two-way traffic withnewly introduced bike lanes• Target Field
  3. 3. The introduction of the public bike fleet expands the service area of buses and trains and provides combined solutions to trips requiring more than oneMinneapolis 2010: mode of transportation• America’s #1 Bicycling City(Bicycling Magazine)• Launch of the Downtown ImprovementDistrict (DID)• Newly operational commuter rail service(Northstar)• Expansion of light-rail (LRT) service• Miles of new bike lanes• Reconstruction of 2nd and MarquetteAvenue(s) as bus transit-ways• Conversion of 1st Avenue North andHennepin Avenue to two-way traffic withnewly introduced bike lanes• Target Field
  4. 4. Nice Ride History:• July of 2008,the formation of Nice RideMinnesota began through an initiative fromMinneapolis Mayor, R.T. Rybak and theCity of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation• Evaluation of similar European andCanadian bike sharing systems• Agreement upon a non-profit businessplan, search for public and private funding• Spring 2009, Nice Ride hires AltaPlanning + Design to prepare a report andrecommendations for Phase I
  5. 5. Phase I Planning:• Demographic GIS data evaluated - Residential Density - Employment Density - University Student Populations - Transit Boarding Data• 1,000 Bicycles were distributedthroughout the service area based onthe analysis of these data sets
  6. 6. Distribution maps were produced for both daytime populations of the service area (Fig. 1), which takes into account the business population ofdowntown and the student population of the University of Minnesota, and evening populations (Fig. 2), based primarily on residential populations. Phase I Planning: • Demographic GIS data evaluated - Residential Density - Employment Density - University Student Populations - Transit Boarding Data • 1,000 Bicycles were distributed These distribution maps were then throughout the service area based on averaged (Fig. 3). the analysis of these data sets
  7. 7. F"#$%& 1D*+,"-& D".,%"/$,"01
  8. 8. F"#$%& 2R&*"+&,- D"*-%"/$-"0,
  9. 9. F"#$%& 3A*&%+#&, D"./%"0$/"12
  10. 10. F"#$%& 4T%*+,"- B/*%0"+#,
  11. 11. Station Siting:• Initial focus on the central Core ofMinneapolis (Downtown, Uptown,University)• Proximity was stressed, with an effort tolocate stations within 1,000 feet of oneanother• Public workshops were conducted forthe local biking community and stakeholders in each neighborhood in an effortto acquire additional first-hand informationregarding biking opportunities andconstraints in the area.• Site reconnaissance was conductedthroughout the study area to find locationswithin the right-of-way, or on properties ofcooperating organizations that couldaccommodate the physical dimensions ofthe kiosk and docks.
  12. 12. Station Siting:• Initial focus on the central Core ofMinneapolis (Downtown, Uptown,University)• Proximity was stressed, with an effort tolocate stations within 1,000 feet of oneanother• Public workshops were conducted forthe local biking community and stakeholders in each neighborhood in an effortto acquire additional first-hand informationregarding biking opportunities and The success of previous bike share systemsconstraints in the area. has depended much upon creating a critical• Site reconnaissance was conducted mass and taking advantage of thethroughout the study area to find locations economies of scale. In order for people towithin the right-of-way, or on properties of accept biking as a viable transportationcooperating organizations that could option, the system must be made asaccommodate the physical dimensions of convenient and reliable as possible; with athe kiosk and docks. confidence instilled in the subscribers that they will be able to find a bicycle when they want one.
  13. 13. !"#$%&()*+#$*)),-.#/#!"#$%&()**+,-&$$-(.%-(/0&12• Plug & Play Connection• Portable (requires no foundation)!"##$%&(")*+",$*-.%/$*0/1/%2 !"#$%&()$&**+&,--.&
  14. 14. • Solar Powered• WiFi Controlled• Radio Frequency Indicator (RFID) Tags on Bicycles - (Allows bikes to be tracked and usage patterns to be analyzed to improve efficiency)
  15. 15. F"#$%& 5 R&*+,,&-.&. P012& 1 D+*5 D"26%"7$6"+-• At least 100 candidate locations were reviewed, photographed and measured. This list of candidate locations was reducedto 75 priority locations.
  16. 16. 7) Southeast Library ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ( !1222 4th Street SE ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! D ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Aerial View / Context Site Photo / Kiosk FootprintSite Plan Property Owner: City of MinneapolisNotes: • Align front of platform with retaining wallAdjacent Property: Southeast Library, 1222 4th St. SE Prototype Style: Linear, Off-StreetSite Advantages: central Dinkytown location Platforms: 4Potential Sponsors: Erik’s Bike Shop, Varsity Bike Shop Docks: 15Minneapolis Bike Share Program Date: June 29, 2009
  17. 17. Launch:• Nice Ride MN hit the streets onThursday, June 10, 2010•65 kiosks and 700 bikes•First major public bike fleet in the U.S.
  18. 18. Launch:• Nice Ride MN hit the streets onThursday, June 10, 2010 “Every major city in the U.S. has been•65 kiosks and 700 bikes watching our first year to see how bike share would be accepted. Now those cities,•First major public bike fleet in the U.S. including New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco, are moving forward with major bike share plans of their own, citing our success. We are proud of that.” - Bill Dossett Executive Director
  19. 19. Year One Success:• 100,817 total trips taken• Only two bikes lost (one of which waslater recovered due to RFID tag• Three reports of vandalism• One reported crash, though no injurieswere reported from this or any otherincident
  20. 20. • The system hasnot only beeneffective atgenerating ridership,it is also helping todecrease automobiletraffic and lessen theenvironmentalimpact of driving acar. According to theresults of a questiongiven in Nice Ride’send of year surveyconcerning theirmost recent NiceRide trip, almost20% of respondentswould have chosento drive a car in lieubiking.
  21. 21. Phase II: 2011• 130 new stations planned• $5.8 million expansion• 51 new stations installed, (500 Bikes)(8 committed to North Minneapolis)• Became nation’s largest bike sharingsystem• Expansion to St. Paul• Over 200,000 trips taken in 2011(doubles 2010 total)• Double subscriber base
  22. 22. MAP 1 - DRAFT 12/16/10 Recommended Locations for Phase 2 System KiosksPlease note: Nice Ride Phase 2 locations shown on this map arefor preliminary system sizing and scoping purposes only Nice Ride Minnesota – Phase 2 Planning Report (12/16/10) | 3
  23. 23. Bike Share Across America:• Capital Bike Share (Washington DC)• Hubway (Boston)• B-Cycle (Denver, Madison, Chicago, etc.)• NYC RFP (10,000 bikes, 600 stations)-Alta Bike Share
  24. 24. This intense interest from the public at large supports the many efforts of planners, landscape architects and people of vision all across the nation concerned with creating walkable, bikeable, vibrant cities that celebrate the quality and diversity of their streetlife and promote active lifestyles among their inhabitants.Bike Share Across America:• Capital Bike Share (Washington DC)• Hubway (Boston)• B-Cycle (Denver, Madison, Chicago, etc.)• NYC RFP (10,000 bikes, 600 stations)-Alta Bike Share
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