Bike share has become an integrated part of transportation systems in many US cities. In Metro Boston, as Bluebikes approaches its 10-year anniversary, we’ve learned a lot about managing a publicly owned bike share system. This year in particular, we’ve managed to navigate a series of challenges – a global pandemic and economic crisis, a plague of missing bikes, aging equipment approaching the end of its useful life. In this session, we’ll tackle the question – is municipal ownership worth it when other cities have gotten bike share for little or no cost? (spoiler alert: a resounding yes!). Come to a discussion of the joys and sorrows of managing bike share systems. We’ll share stories of actual collaboration between municipalities (yes it can happen!) as together we have navigated down Metro Boston’s many bumpy roads to grow Bluebikes into one of the busiest bike share system in the country.
Who is welcome to attend?
Host Company or Agency
City of Boston, City of Cambridge Community Development Department
Tuesday, December 8
3:30 PM ET | 12:30 PM PT
Registered attendees only
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