Feasibility Studies, Business Models, Site Planning, Implementation, Technology Selection, Risk Management, Best Practices
CycleHop works with municipalities to plan, launch, and implement new bike share programs, enhance and augment existing systems, and develop products and services for the bike share industry.
Every community is unique, and requires a fresh look on how to best implement the local bike share program.
A strategic study has the power to educate stakeholders about bike share, estimate demand, determine the system area and size, plan the implementation phases, site locations and permitting, Identify potential equipment providers and operators, Determine costs and founding sources and economic impact.
Implementing a bike share program requires an experienced conductor to orchestrate all the moving parts and unify the team.
We help our clients move forward and move together towards a smooth implementation. Developing a business plan, selecting and managing equipment vendors, planning and siting locations, attracting funding and sponsors, elevating public enthusiasm for the program, and launching the system.
There are various types of bike share operating models: some cities establish a nonprofit to own and operate bike share, others hire private companies as contractors, and some completely privatize bike share operations. We can help you determine the best model that is right for your community.
Best Practice Studies
Our in-depth knowledge of bike share industry best practices allows us to recommend and implement proven methods of operations, helping our clients reduce risk and avoid common pitfalls. Learn from others and hit the ground running:
Owning and/or operating a bike share program can be risky if not managed in a professional way. The safety of customers and staff should always be of paramount importance.
We can minimize your risk and ensure ongoing program health. Shift your risk to us and we will satisfy liability and supplemental insurance needs, maintenance guidelines, rider safety and education.
Equipment & Technology Development
Bike Share equipment and technologies are continuously evolving. CycleHop has played a vital role in this evolution, consulting with world-class bike share manufacturers to plan, test, and deploy bike share equipment. Our hands-on experience allows us to anticipate industry and consumer needs, continually working to deliver the best products and systems.