About us

ABOUT BIKI

 

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.

 

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ABOUT BIKESHARE HAWAII

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.

Financial Info

Secure Bike Share:

 

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.

The City and County of Honolulu and The State of Hawaii

 

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.

 

 

Vision and Mission

 

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:

 

  • Providing an affordable, convenient, fun and flexible transportation option for both residents and visitors
  • Stimulating business at the street level
  • Connecting users to other forms of transportation - The Bus, Rail
  • Creating new jobs
  • Reducing the use of fossil fuels and air pollution
  • Opening up neighborhoods where parking and traffic has reduced visitation
  • Reducing or eliminating parking, gas and other personal car expenses
  • Enabling users to enjoy the benefits of owning a bike without the hassle or worry. Use it, dock it, forget it.
  • Putting more people on bikes, calming traffic and increasing traffic safety for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists

 

OUR TEAM

Lori

Lori McCarney, Executive Director

Lori@bikesharehawaii.org

Lori McCarney has 40 years of experience in senior management and has held executive positions in local, national and international markets. She specializes in marketing and has a strong background in business strategy development. McCarney's local experience includes serving as a Senior VP of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, and Executive VP-Director of Marketing, Mortgage and Consumer Lending at Bank of Hawaii. Prior to moving to Hawaii, she held executive leadership positions at Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and advertising agencies McCann-Erickson and Grey Advertising.  Additionally, McCarney serves on the boards of the Blood Bank of Hawaii, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Move Oahu Forward, and the Downtown/Chinatown Neighborhood Board. She raised three sons in Honolulu and is also an accomplished 11x Ironman triathlete.
Justine

Justine Espiritu, Grants and Program Manager

Justine@bikesharehawaii.org

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

Kelsey Colpitts, Marketing and Communications Manager

Kelsey@bikesharehawaii.org

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

Bruce Coppa

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