PBIC Announces Free Webinar on Creating Bike Share Programs

News Brief

April 2, 2021

CHAPEL HILL , NC—The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announce a free webinar on creating bike share programs: 

Bike Sharing in the United States: State of the Practice and Guide to Implementation
Thursday, April 26
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. E.D.T.

To register, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/84455693.

Since 2008, more than 20 jurisdictions have been able to implement bike sharing in their communities.  As bike sharing continues to gain popularity throughout the US, guidance on how to plan and implement is necessary to achieve a successful program.

This webinar will share highlights from a national study of existing bike share programs in large and small communities across the US- providing an overview of important considerations such as:

  • Operating costs;
  • Varying business models;
  • And metrics of success

The presenters also will explain different funding sources used to implement bike share programs, with a focus on federal discretionary and non-discretionary programs and associated eligibility requirements.  To complement the findings of this research, Julia Diana with the city of San Antonio and Josh Moskowitz with Capital Bikeshare will share insights and lessons learned from starting bike sharing programs in their respective jurisdictions. They will also describe the planning and procurement process, as well as successes unexpected challenges encountered along the way.

At the conclusion of the webinar, both speakers will be available for questions and discussion.

PBIC offers free, public Webinars approximately every other month. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit www.walkinginfo.org/webinars.