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  • 1. Bike Share Programs Investigation Wali Memon1 Wali Memon 2011
  • 2. Outline Context Phase 1: Best Practices Investigation Phase 2: GTHA Context Analysis Next Steps Discussion2 Wali Memon 2011
  • 4. Phase 1: Best Practices Investigation Evolution of bike share programs Types of bike share programs Operational models Six case studies Benefits and Risks Best practices4 Wali Memon 2011
  • 5. Evolution of Bike Share Programs 1st generation 2nd generation
  • 6. Evolution of Bike Share (cont.) 3rd generation6 Wali Memon 2011
  • 7. Benefits of Bike Share Programs
  • 8. Potential Risks of Bike Share Safety of cyclists Vandalism and theft Financial and reputational risks of implementing an unsuccessful program
  • 9. Types of Bike Share Programs 1. “SmartBike” third generation bike share 2. “Call-a-Bike” third generation bike share 3. Community bike share/lending libraries 4. University campus bike share 5. Employer bicycle fleets/bike share9 Wali Memon 2011
  • 10. Operational Models1. “Public” Bike Share 2. “Private” Bike Share
  • 11. Case Studies Examined Vélib (Paris, France) SmartBike DC (Washington, DC) Accès Vélo (Montréal, QC) U of T Bikechain (Toronto, ON) Buffalo Blue Bicycle Program (Buffalo, NY) Blue Urban Bike Program (Carrboro, NC)11 Wali Memon 2011
  • 12. Case Study: Vélib Launched July 2007 with 12,250 bikes at 450 stations A year later 1,450 stations and 20,600 bikes and 100,000 annual memberships City with JC Decaux $1,650 per bike and $28,000 per station Cycling increased by 70% within three weeks
  • 13. Case Study: SmartBike DC North American “Smart Bike” program August 2008 launch, 60 bikes, 7 stations Clear Channel through bus shelter advertising contract with DOT $40 annual membership and free use 150 daily users13 Wali Memon 2011
  • 14. Case Study: Accès Vélo Employer bike share program Montréal TMAs TMAs purchase fleet, designs the program, and promotes the program to employees Owned and operated by the employer, promoted by TMA 2,100 rentals at 13 employers Usage is mostly for personal purposes (82%)14 Wali Memon 2011
  • 15. Phase 2: GTHA Context AnalysisEnvironmental scan Community profiles and travel patternsPlans for bike share programs in CanadaStakeholders and potential partnersIntegration strategiesPotential funding sourcesRecommended implementation strategyKey factors for successful implementationIdentifying pilot marketsCritical path for implementation and futureresearch15 Wali Memon 2011
  • 16. Environmental Scan Nine candidate urban growth centres (UGCs) Projected Density of Upper Tier Population Density Smart Commute Urban Growth Centre Short TripsA Municipality (persons per km 2) TMA coverage (km of short Represented trips per ha) Downtown Toronto 10,395 60 City of Toronto SC Toronto-Central Yonge-Eglinton Centre 8,761 40 - 60 City of Toronto N/A Etobicoke Centre 3,028 20 City of Toronto N/A North York Centre 6,006 20 City of Toronto SC Northeast Toronto Scarborough Centre 3,765 20 City of Toronto N/A Mississauga City Centre 2,317 20 Peel Region SC Mississauga Newmarket Centre 1,951 10 York Region SC Central York Downtown Brampton 1,627 20 Peel Region SC Brampton- Caledon Richmond Hill/Langstaff 1,613 20 York Region SC 404-7 Gateway Markham Centre 1,231 20 York Region SC 404-7 Midtown Oakville 1,195 20 Halton Region SC Halton Downtown Oshawa 972 20 Durham Region SC Durham Downtown Burlington 885 20 Halton Region SC Halton Vaughan Corporate Centre 873 10 York Region SC North Toronto- Vaughan Downtown Hamilton 452 20 - 40 City of Hamilton SC Hamilton Downtown Pickering 379 20 Durham Region SC Durham Downtown Milton 147 20 - 40 Halton Region SC Halton16 Wali Memon 2011
  • 17. Environmental Scan (cont.)17 Wali Memon 2011
  • 18. Cycling Policies, Programs andInfrastructure and Partners
  • 19. Integration Strategies Transit, carpool lots, pedestrians Land use: mobility hubs and UGCs Workplace and school-based TDM programs
  • 20. Legal Review and Risk Management Five bike share models reviewed Main risks outlined and risk management strategies provided20 Wali Memon 2011
  • 21. Implementation Strategies Fee for use “public system” Large urban centres – 200,000 + Centred on higher-order transit stations Focus on short trips Phased roll out Encourage cycling as daily form of travel Potential for GTHA-wide coordination (e.g. branding, technology, etc.)21 Wali Memon 2011
  • 22. Implementation Strategies (cont.)Community-based public or private system Attract potential cyclists and introduce them to benefits of cycling Convert limited number of trips to bike trips Less tangible benefits of jump-starting a cycling culture Provide option for integration with transit, carpooling and walking Centred around a major institution Longer lending periods Free to use or nominal membership charge22 Wali Memon 2011
  • 23. Key Factors for Successful ImplementationThorough planning to minimize operating costs and maximize revenuesStrong domestic target marketSome tourist volumesAppropriate logistics and technologySustained fundingRisk management strategies23 Wali Memon 2011
  • 24. Plans for Bike Share Programs in Canada24 Wali Memon 2011
  • 25. Next Steps Consultation with municipalities and key stakeholders Phase 3: Newmarket pilot feasibility study (underway) Phase 4: Newmarket pilot implementation plan (underway) City of Toronto Bike Share Project Employer-based bike share programs
  • 26. What are your thoughtsabout the potential for bike sharing in your communities?26 Wali Memon 2011
  • 27. Questions27 Wali Memon 2011