Bikeshare

Did you know? · Most trips people take are two miles or less

Perhaps as soon as February 2019 the City Council will take up bikeshare. Bikeshare is a service that provides bicycles for shared use to individuals on a short-term basis for a price.

Will you try bikeshare for short distances? Take this poll.

Other cities report a long list of bikeshare benefits:

  • Bikeshare helps solve the “first and last mile problems” associated with bus and rail public transit
  • Reductions to vehicle emissions
  • Health benefits
  • Reduced congestion and fuel consumption, and
  • Financial savings for individuals

Docked or dockless, electric?

Today all new bikeshare implementations are dockless – use it then leave it where your ride ends, all for a modest monthly fee.

According to Alta Planning, "with dockless systems, bicycles can be parked within a defined district at a bike rack or along the sidewalk. Dockless bikes can be located and unlocked using a smartphone app."

Electric bicycles are increasingly popular with bikeshare riders.


Denver's Bcycle
Denver's Bcycle

bikeshare in Portland
Bikeshare in Portland, sponsored by Nike

Lyft story
Big players are entering the market

Noozhawk story
in Noozhawk, August 31, 2018

Bikeshare, is it for you?
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Bikeshare in Washington D.C.
Capital Bikeshare in Washington D.C.

in Santa Monica
Bikeshare in Santa Monica

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 92047, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
506 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
805.845.8955