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Divvy Community Meeting Presentation

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Slideshow presentation from the City of Evanston's January 13, 2015 public meeting regarding the Divvy Bike Share program.

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Divvy Community Meeting Presentation

  1. 1. City Manager’sOffice WELCOME Divvy Bike Share Community Meeting Staff: Ylda Capriccioso,Assistantto the City Manager Catherine Hurley, SustainabilityManager Damir Latinovic,Neighborhood and Land Use Planner January 13, 2015
  2. 2. City Manager’sOffice MEETING AGENDA • What is Public Bike Share? (10) • Chicago Divvy System (20) • Expansion to Evanston (50) – Station Location Analysis – Station Location Keypad Polling • Conclusions & Next Steps (10)
  3. 3. City Manager’sOffice January 13, 2015 what is public bike sharing?
  4. 4. City Manager’sOffice WHAT OTHER CITIES HAVE BIKE SHARE?
  5. 5. City Manager’sOffice IS BIKE SHARE SAFE? • Crash statistics from bike-share cities show that bike-share users are less likely to be involved in crashes than other cyclists • Divvy’s visibility will create a great platform to further educate Evanstonians on how to safely share the streets • Divvy Bikes are extremely stable and sturdily built. They are routinely maintained by professional mechanics to check safety features such as always-on lights, reflectors, chain guards, and bells
  6. 6. City Manager’sOffice
  7. 7. City Manager’sOffice BIKE SHARE IS... • A new transit system for Chicago • Ideal for short trips and commutes • Allows you to pick up a bike at any station and return it to any other • Available 24/7 year- round 7
  8. 8. City Manager’sOffice Stations will be placed where people WORK and LIVE CONVENIENT 8
  9. 9. City Manager’sOffice Step through design and chain guard allows riders to wear suits or skirts Basket holds up to 20lbs; straps to hold loose items Front and rear fenders to protect clothing COMFORTABLE 9
  10. 10. City Manager’sOffice AFFORDABLE • $75 Annual Membership • $7 24-Hour Pass • First 30 minutes of each ride are free 10
  11. 11. City Manager’sOffice SUSTAINABLE • Eco-friendly transportation option • Sponsorships and advertising ensure the system is self- sustaining and pays for its operation and expansion 11
  12. 12. City Manager’sOffice FOR CHICAGO • Has created over 100 jobs in Chicago • City-owned system • Operated by Alta Bicycle Share • Secure (minimal theft) • Performance driven 12
  13. 13. City Manager’sOffice Making It Happen…. 13
  14. 14. City Manager’sOffice FAST Install under an hour GREEN Solar-powered and wireless EASILY-MOVED Portable STATIONS ARE EASY TO INSTALL 14
  15. 15. City Manager’sOffice • Convenient to users • On sidewalks wherever possible • Distance between stations • Technical considerations • Residents’ suggestions BIKE STATION SITING 15
  16. 16. City Manager’sOffice CTA STATIONS16
  17. 17. City Manager’sOffice WIDE SIDEWALKS 17
  18. 18. City Manager’sOffice PARKING 18
  19. 19. City Manager’sOffice ENGAGING CHICAGO RESIDENTS Chicagoans Can Suggest Stations Online
  20. 20. City Manager’sOffice How Does It Work? 20
  21. 21. City Manager’sOffice KEYS TO YOUR NEW RIDE Divvy Member Keys
  22. 22. City Manager’sOffice 22
  23. 23. City Manager’sOffice HOW IT WORKS
  24. 24. City Manager’sOfficePICK A BIKE2 BUY A MEMBERSHIP AND GET A KEY TO USE AT ANY KIOSK 1 24
  25. 25. City Manager’sOfficeRIDE 25321 4
  26. 26. City Manager’sOffice 321 RETURN4 26
  27. 27. City Manager’sOffice
  28. 28. City Manager’sOffice BACKGROUND – DIVVY EXPANSION • Collaboration: Evanston, Oak Park, Chicago −8 Station in Evanston −12 Stations in Oak Park −50 Stations in Chicago • $3M State Funding, $750,000 cost share – $200,000 Evanston & Oak Park cost share – $550,000 Chicago cost share
  29. 29. City Manager’sOffice EVANSTON’S DIVVY PROGRAM & EXPANSION Expansion of Divvy Bike Share to Evanston Bicycle Friendly Community Bike Plans Recommended Bike Share More Cycling Supports Livability Plan State of Illinois Grant to Launch Program Phase 1 – 8 Stations, 80 Bicycles Future Phases - Multiple Funding Sources, Partners
  30. 30. City Manager’sOffice January Divvy Community Meeting/Online Survey Report to Transportation and Parking Committee February Recommendations to City Council for approval February-March MOU/IGA with City of Chicago April-May Community meeting for precise station selections Recommendations to City Council for approval Summer Divvy LAUNCH! Fall/Winter Evaluation and Phase II planning PHASE I: DIVVY EXPANSION TIMELINE
  31. 31. City Manager’sOffice station location analysis
  32. 32. City Manager’sOffice BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW OF THE STATION LOCATIONANALYSIS Initial Grant Application • Fall 2013 • Focus on Downtown & North/South destinations Student Analysis • Spring 2014 • Data on Housing, Employment, Destinations & Visibility Bike Plan Update Survey • Spring 2014 • More than 1600 responses Suggest. DivvyBikes.com • Fall 2014 • Promoted through City Website and E-news Staff Summary • Winter 2014 • Consolidated suggested locations • Consider geographic distribution 17 PotentialDivvy Station Locations
  33. 33. City Manager’sOffice Potential Divvy Locations In Evanston
  34. 34. City Manager’sOffice CONCLUSIONS & NEXT STEPS • Survey will be accessible at community centers, online and 311 until January 31, 2015 – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/divvylocations • Final survey results will be available online • Staff will use the survey feedback to inform the recommendations to City Council in February for the final 8 stations • Staff Contact: Ylda Capriccioso, Asst. to the City Manager Bicycle Programs Coordinator divvy@cityofevanston.org • Try it in Chicago---or other communities!
  35. 35. City Manager’sOffice THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT Divide and Share!

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