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Bike Share: Deco Bike


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Setting up a bike share system to serve local residents and tourists

Summary:

Deco Bike of Miami Beach provides bike share memberships for residents, and hourly rentals for visitors and tourists. The system includes 1,000 bikes at 85 docking stations, available 24 hours per day. Founded in 2011, Deco Bike riders recorded 3 million rides in the first 3 years of operation.

Narrative:

Deco Bike of Miami Beach provides bike share memberships for residents, and hourly rentals for visitors and tourists. The system includes 1,000 bikes at 85 docking stations, available 24 hours per day. Founded in 2011, Deco Bike riders recorded 3 million rides in the first 3 years of operation. The City of Miami Beach and operator DECOBIKE, LLC, share revenue generated by the program to recover capital and operating costs. Deco Bike stations span a seven-mile area in Miami Beach. While most bike sharing systems only allow docking at stations, Deco Bike allows riders to purchase a lock to temporarily store the bicycle in any location.

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A Deco Bike station in Miami Beach, Florida (Photo: http://www.decobike.com)

Bike sharing systems consist of a fleet of shared bicycles often accessible with an electronic key or fob. Bicycles are docked at network of stations sited at regular intervals around a city, creating an efficient network with many possible points and combinations of departure and arrival.

 

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Miami Beach Bike share rider (Photo: bikesharecleveland.com)

Bike sharing is growing rapidly. In the US, 2013 had a 90% increase in new bike sharing systems over the previous year. As of 2013, 678 cities worldwide have deployed bike share systems. In addition, 186 cities worldwide are planning future bike share systems (Metrobike).

Project Location :

Miami Beach, Florida USA

Development Context:

Urban

Stage:

Ongoing

Stage:

Operator: The City of Miami Beach
Official operating partner: DECOBIKE, LLC

Team Partners:

Patricia Happ

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