Bikeshare Hawaii Receives National Grant Award to Expand Biki Outreach Efforts
How can we best achieve this? By asking, listening to, and learning from Honolulu residents! In 2019, we’re making it a priority to spend more face to face time with the community and this grant will serve as a step to achieve this. It’s important to us to demystify the concept and technology of bikeshare for those that have walked by our 130+ Biki Stops, or seen someone on one of our 1.4 million trips to date, but haven’t been able to try it out yet, or aren't aware of the affordable resident membership options available.
The Better Bike Share Partnership is a collaboration funded by The JPB Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems. The partners include The City of Philadelphia, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the PeopleForBikes Foundation. Initially funded in 2014 for a three-year period, The JPB Foundation renewed funding in 2017 for an additional two years.
In 2018, we partnered with AARP to offer more than 100 Honolulu residents aged 50+ the opportunity to get back on a bike after 1, 10, and even 30 years. The popular program was a great success thanks to support from Blue Zones Project 4M and Hawaii Bicycling League, organizations that will continue partnering with us to implement this new program along with Thrive Global, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health.
Although the program won't kick-off until mid-march, we recently invited Tippi from Thrive Global, and a handful of Honolulu residents who were brand new to the Biki system, to participate in a trial ride! The morning consisted of a hands-on tutorial of the Biki Stop, Biki App, and bike, as well as a bike safety and etiquette refresher. We then rode as a group through Ala Moana Beach Park and around Kakaako to tour the new POW! WOW! murals, finishing with lunch courtesy of Down to Earth Kakaako!
Bikeshare Hawaii is looking for more opportunities to come to your offices, classrooms, and neighborhoods and share our history, mission and impact! Help us by:
4. Spreading the word to your teen's high school about the opportunity to host a Biki presentation (we don’t need to tell you a Bikeshare membership for your 16-year-old is cheaper than a car)!