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Sharing the Road, Sharing the Bike by Jennifer McGrath

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Has bike share come up in planning as a solution to your first- and last-mile gaps? As a mode of transportation? Or just the latest thing? Hear what it takes to be bike-share ready and learn from two of the nation's more successful programs. Lessons learned? Nuances of multijurisdictional programs? Bike share as part of a larger transportation network? Ready or not? Find the answers here!

Moderator: Laura Cornejo, Director, Transit Corridors & Active Transportation, Metro, Los Angeles, California
Cara Ferrentio, Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Matt Benjamin, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Los Angeles, California
Jennifer McGrath, Strategic Planner III, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Sharing the Road, Sharing the Bike by Jennifer McGrath

  1. 1. A Regional Bike Share System for LA Matt Benjamin Principal Fehr & Peers m.benjamin@fehrandpeers.com October 27, 2015
  2. 2. History (Tax Week 2012 – “Free” Bike Share) • History – RFI (2010); Bike Nation (2012); Ad wars; allure of “free”
  3. 3. History (Tax Week 2012 – “Free” Bike Share) • History – RFI (2010); Bike Nation (2012); Ad wars; allure of “free”
  4. 4. History (Tax Week 2012 – “Free” Bike Share) • History – RFI (2010); Bike Nation (2012); Ad wars; allure of “free”
  5. 5. History (November 2013) • History – RFI (2010); Bike Nation (2012); Ad wars; allure of “free”
  6. 6. History (November 2013) • History – RFI (2010); Bike Nation (2012); Ad wars; allure of “free”
  7. 7. Genesis of Regional Bike Share 2011
  8. 8. Genesis of Regional Bike Share
  9. 9. Genesis of Regional Bike Share
  10. 10. Genesis of Regional Bike Share
  11. 11. Planning Process: Suitability and Demand Suitability Analysis Demand Estimates
  12. 12. Planning Process: Expansion Areas & Phasing Suitability Analysis Demand Estimates
  13. 13. Planning Process: Incorporating Local Systems Expansion Areas: Including Local Systems
  14. 14. Business Model • Metro contributes: – up to 50% of capital cost – up to 35% of operating cost • Localities contribute remainder • Metro owns and manages equipment • Manages master contract with single operations vendor
  15. 15. Integration with Transit “Bikeshare can be a key element of the first-last mile and balanced transportation solution, expanding the reach of transit and providing our transit users with another mobility option.” – Phillip A. Washington, Metro CEO
  16. 16. Integration with Transit: Siting • First/last mile option • Expand transit access shed
  17. 17. • Reduced barrier to entry • Strengthen link with bus and rail transit • Provide valuable data Integration with Transit: Fare Media
  18. 18. 30-Day Pass: $XX Unlimited FREE trips up to 30 minutes each $X.xx per extra half hour + • “Pass” mimics transit; more inclusive than “membership” • Low entry price point • Monthly payment same as transit passes • Unlimited travel mimics TAP Pass • Additional fare = one-way transit trip; similar to zone fares Integration with Transit: Fare Structure Hypothetical example, actual fare structure under review
  19. 19. • Metro already has subsidy programs for bus and rail – Reduced Fares  – Rider Relief: Income-based subsidy coupons up to $10/mo. • Exploring options for Rider Relief program • Exploring grant funding to facilitate reduced fares Integration with Transit: Subsidy Programs
  20. 20. Integration with Transit: Branding
  21. 21. Integration with Transit: Metrics
  22. 22. Equity Strategy • Geographic/siting • Fare Structure • Subsidy Programs • Transit integration
  23. 23. It will happen this time.
  24. 24. Integration with Transit: Metrics
  25. 25. Image credit: Flickr User nycstreets Questions? Matt Benjamin m.benjamin@fehrandpeers.com

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