Objectives<br /><ul><li>Make it easy for everyone to use a bike for short, urban trips.
Decrease dependence on cars and gas.  Reduce downtown congestion.
Open door to active transportation.
Make the connection between active transportation and health.
Enhance urban vitality.</li></li></ul><li>    How bike sharing works<br />97% of trips by annual subscribers are under ½ h...
Who we are<br />Non-profit owner-operator<br />116 stations and 1,200 bikes<br />16 employees<br />Portable, solar-powered...
Where, so far?<br />
  By the Numbers<br />First Year Experience (June 10 – Nov. 7)<br />  100,817	rides<br />29,077	24-hour subscriptions sold...
 Real time information<br />
https://secure.niceridemn.org/data2/bikeStations.xml<stations lastUpdate="1318282529277" version="2.0"><station>  <id>2</i...
  Active commutes<br />Physical inactivity is one of the<br />leading causes of death in <br />developed countries<br />Ob...
 How many trips replaced car trips?<br />When asked to recall their most recent trip, 19%  of Annual and 30-day subscriber...
Choosing to Live Downtown and   		                    Drive Less<br />“In downtown Minneapolis, the average vacancy rate f...
 Where do 1-year subscribers live?<br />The vast majority of subscribers live within Zip codes where we have stations.<br />
Momentum<br />
 What did people use the bikes to do?<br />Most of the trips I take fall into this category:<br />What is your primary use...
 How long were their trips?<br />24-hr subscribers take longer<br /> trips.<br />Annual subscribers are not a <br />signif...
 Where do 24-hour subscribers live?<br />
 When did people ride?<br />Annual subscriber use peaks during the work week<br />Casual (24-hr) use peaks on weekends<br ...
 Where did people ride?<br />Station locations influence usage patterns.<br />Stations with high usage tend to serve other...
 Where did people ride?<br />Back and forth.  A lot. <br />
 Where did people ride?<br />There and back again.<br />
 What do people like?<br />Convenience factor is overwhelmingly cited as the thing subscribers like most about the system....
 Did having a subscription change behavior?<br />Subscribers reported an increase in biking among all groups.<br />
 Regional Equity<br />Challenge: <br />How to serve a neighborhood that wants your service but lacks the multi-family dens...
Experiences—bikes tours
Discounts
Access—computers and electronic accounts</li></li></ul><li>Nice Ride Minnesota<br />Saint PaulExpansion Planning<br />Anto...
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    2. 2. Objectives<br /><ul><li>Make it easy for everyone to use a bike for short, urban trips.
    3. 3. Decrease dependence on cars and gas. Reduce downtown congestion.
    4. 4. Open door to active transportation.
    5. 5. Make the connection between active transportation and health.
    6. 6. Enhance urban vitality.</li></li></ul><li> How bike sharing works<br />97% of trips by annual subscribers are under ½ hour.<br />68% of trips by 24-hour subscribers are under ½ hour.<br />
    7. 7. Who we are<br />Non-profit owner-operator<br />116 stations and 1,200 bikes<br />16 employees<br />Portable, solar-powered stations; open April – mid-November<br />Same equipment used in London, Washington DC, Montreal, Boston, Toronto, and Melbourne.<br />
    8. 8. Where, so far?<br />
    9. 9. By the Numbers<br />First Year Experience (June 10 – Nov. 7)<br /> 100,817 rides<br />29,077 24-hour subscriptions sold<br />1,302 1-year subscribers<br />1 bike lost<br />1 reported crash<br />0 accidents with injuries<br />2nd Year Experience to date (April 8th - ?)<br />193,000 rides<br />3,700 1-year subscribers<br />
    10. 10. Real time information<br />
    11. 11. https://secure.niceridemn.org/data2/bikeStations.xml<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<br />http://www.codeline-telemetry.com/maps/msp-depletion_summary.htm<br />
    12. 12. Active commutes<br />Physical inactivity is one of the<br />leading causes of death in <br />developed countries<br />Obesity in Minnesota<br /> < 10% <br /> 2010 24.8%<br />Active commuters cut their <br />odds of obesity by 50 percent. <br />They have lower blood pressure, <br />body mass and triglyceride levels.1<br />(1.) Penny Gordon-Larsen, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill<br />
    13. 13. How many trips replaced car trips?<br />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.<br />
    14. 14. Choosing to Live Downtown and Drive Less<br />“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.”<br />“Renters squeezed in race for apartments,” Jim Buchta, Star Tribune, August 23, 2011.<br />2000 – 2010 Census<br />Downtown Minneapolis + 32%<br />Downtown St. Paul + 18%<br />Overall city population was flat<br />
    15. 15. Where do 1-year subscribers live?<br />The vast majority of subscribers live within Zip codes where we have stations.<br />
    16. 16. Momentum<br />
    17. 17. What did people use the bikes to do?<br />Most of the trips I take fall into this category:<br />What is your primary use of Nice Ride?<br />
    18. 18. How long were their trips?<br />24-hr subscribers take longer<br /> trips.<br />Annual subscribers are not a <br />significant source of revenue<br />beyond the cost of subscription.<br />
    19. 19. Where do 24-hour subscribers live?<br />
    20. 20. When did people ride?<br />Annual subscriber use peaks during the work week<br />Casual (24-hr) use peaks on weekends<br />Data visualizations by Alan Shilepsky and Alan Wernke of Wernke Consulting Services (www.wernke.com) <br />
    21. 21. Where did people ride?<br />Station locations influence usage patterns.<br />Stations with high usage tend to serve other stations with high usage.<br />
    22. 22. Where did people ride?<br />Back and forth. A lot. <br />
    23. 23. Where did people ride?<br />There and back again.<br />
    24. 24. What do people like?<br />Convenience factor is overwhelmingly cited as the thing subscribers like most about the system.<br />
    25. 25. Did having a subscription change behavior?<br />Subscribers reported an increase in biking among all groups.<br />
    26. 26. Regional Equity<br />Challenge: <br />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?<br />Possible Solutions:<br /><ul><li>Community partners (non-profits, churches)
    27. 27. Experiences—bikes tours
    28. 28. Discounts
    29. 29. Access—computers and electronic accounts</li></li></ul><li>Nice Ride Minnesota<br />Saint PaulExpansion Planning<br />Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP<br />Community Design Group, LLC<br />Email: arosell@c-d-g.org<br />Office: 612-354-2901<br />Mobile: 612-234-7078<br />
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    39. 39. More<br />Nice Ride<br />http://www.niceridemn.org<br />facebook.com/NiceRideMN<br />The Bike Sharing Blog<br />http://bike-sharing.blogspot.com/ <br />Oliver O’Brien Bike Share Maps<br />http://bikes.oobrien.com<br />@niceridemn<br />

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