Biki is Honolulu’s new transportation system, brought to you by Bikeshare Hawaii. Launched in late June 2017, Biki has 1,000 bikes at 100 conveniently located self-service “Biki Stops” from Chinatown to Diamond Head. Biki bikes are designed to be easy to maneuver, comfortable and fun to ride, while accommodating riders of all sizes. Honolulu is the first city in the world to have this new generation of bike.
Bikeshare Hawaii is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that recently launched and manages the Biki bikeshare program in Honolulu. Bikeshare Hawaii launched Biki with funding and support from public institutions and private partners including the City and County of Honolulu, the State of Hawaii, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Pacific University, and individual donors. As a community-based nonprofit organization, Bikeshare Hawaii depends on donations and system revenue to maintain and expand its operations, and actively seeks additional partnerships and sponsorship for support.
Bikeshare Hawaii benefits Hawaii residents and visitors by providing a low-cost, convenient, zero emissions transportation option that is healthy for users, our community and the environment. For the latest updates on Bikeshare Hawaii, follow Bikeshare Hawaii on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Bikeshare Hawaii signed an agreement in 2016 with Secure Bike Share as its financing and operating partner. They specialize in the management and deployment of large scale bicycle share systems and are a part of the Secure Parking Group. The Secure Parking Group has nearly a 40 year record of operational excellence and state-of-the-art technology in the mobility sector and can be found in over 15 different countries across the globe including the US (mainland), United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Over the years they have grown to one of the largest transport operators in the world with numerous awards to their name including TOP100 SME for Exemplary Standards and Service Excellence, Parking Industry Award for Outstanding Marketing and Communications, Parking Organization of the Year (sponsored by NRMA), and ABA100 1st Prize Winner for Best New Product and Marketing Excellence.
Bikeshare Hawaii was granted $2 million in 2015 with the purpose of helping to launch the initial phase of bikeshare in urban Honolulu. These funds are used for reimbursement of operating expenses and cannot be used for equipment. Along with donations, these funds have supported the organization’s small start up team, legal and accounting fees, market research, brand development, outreach, and site identification and planning for 100 sites. These funds are expected to be fully utilized by mid-2018. The City allows Bikeshare Hawaii to place Biki stations on the public right of way, with requirements stated in a formal agreement.
The vision of Bikeshare Hawaii is to create great urban neighborhoods where people’s daily needs can be met within a 20-minute walk, a quick bike ride, or a transit trip. Our mission is to provide bikesharing services to Hawaii residents and visitors and to make bikesharing successful in the state of Hawaii. Biki is for everyone - whether you’re a resident, visitor, business owner, teacher - there is a trip in your day that bikeshare can help you with. Bikeshare makes it easier to affordably and safely navigate our neighborhoods, unlocking myriad health, economic, and environmental benefits for the broader community, including:
Lori McCarney, Executive Director
Justine Espiritu, Grants and Program Manager
Justine Espiritu earned her Bachelor of Arts in Historical and Political Studies and Psychology from Chaminade University and a Masters of Arts in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Ms. Espiritu has worked on clean transportation projects relating to electric vehicles, biodiesel, diesel retrofits, and bikeshare with Federal, State, nonprofit, and industry stakeholders in Hawaii since 2010. Ms. Espiritu oversaw the Kailua based pilot bikeshare project, helping a team of stakeholders develop a bikeshare system framework to be expanded statewide, and has developed proposals for capital improvement, community outreach, and program funding, focusing on bringing the community-building benefits of bikeshare to urban Honolulu. Integrating Biki as an efficient and fun travel option within the existing transportation system is the heart of Ms. Espiritu’s efforts to improve Hawaii’s quality of life.
Kelsey Colpitts, Marketing and Communications Manager
Kelsey Colpitts graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Economics. Her experience includes marketing and outreach for the Center for EcoTechnology, a Massachusetts-based environmental non-profit specializing in waste reduction and energy efficiency. Colpitts recently served as the Marketing and PR Coordinator for the Maui Chapter of the Hawaii Bicycling League, where she advocated for the 25-mile West Maui Greenway. New to Hawaii, Kelsey is excited to support this green community resource that will allow residents and visitors to live healthier lifestyles and reduce their carbon footprints!
Board of Directors:
Greg Gaug, Ulupono Initiative
Rick Egged, Waikiki Improvement Association
The Bikeshare Advisory Board includes representatives from:
The Environmental Protection Agency
The Hawaii State Department of Health
The City and Country of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services
Blue Planet Foundation
The National Parks Service
The Hawaii Bicycling League
Bikeshare Hawaii Feasibility Study - June 2014
City and County of Honolulu
Department of Planning and Permitting