[TheThinkTank] community bike share not corporate bike share?

David Oliver nowhere3 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 19:18:20 PDT 2017


https://myturn.com/ is fantastic for this. It's software developed for
people running tool libraries. We use it for our bicycle lending program at
Bikechain here in Toronto. If you're a non-profit doing cool stuff they'll
likely cut you a deal too.

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 8:38 PM, Bob Giordano <mist at strans.org> wrote:

> Meant the below note to go just to Kyle, sorry bout that.
>
> So I'll take this opportunity to ask a question of the list:
>
> We've tried many different checkout/rental/share programs, such as:
>
> free roaming bikes, free with deposit, $1/day rental
>
> We'd like to go bigger, with a large fleet, to meet the huge demand, yet
> not necessarily follow the models of the bigger cities with smartphones
> and credit cards.
>
> If anyone has a favorite, library like checkout system that can work for
> a city of 100,000, please send info.   Thanks.
>
>
> Bob Giordano wrote:
> Hello Kyle,
>
> Free Cycles Missoula is very interested in these cycles.  We are ready to
> launch a community bike share program and we were planning to go the
> grant/foundation route to set up a fleet of 400 bikes.  We bought our 28k
> building and 2 acre property last year and can now expand/grow programs.
>
> Thanks and let me know a next step.  We'd obviously have to work out
> shipping.. we do have some contacts in the trucking and rail industry
>
> --
> Bob Giordano, Director
> Free Cycles Missoula
> Shop: 732 S. 1st St. West, ph. 541.7284
> 10AM-6PM Tues-Sat, www.freecycles.org
> Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation
> mist at strans.org, 406.830.7676
>
>
> Kyle Wagenschutz wrote:
> Hey folks,
>
> Recently, I received a request from a bike rental operator located in the
> panhandle of Florida looking for a new home each year for their used
> bicycle fleet. It was described to me that about 700 bikes are available
> for free on an annual basis - the owner only wants the bikes to be picked
> up from their location. As described to me, the bikes are in working
> condition and have about one season of rental wear and tear on them.
> Currently, the owner is taking the bikes to the scrapyard as they are
> replaced.
>
> If anyone has any interest, please feel free to send me a note and I’ll
> connect you directly with the owner of the bike tour company.
>
> Best,
>
> Kyle Wagenschutz
> Director of Local Innovation
>
> PeopleForBikes
> P.O. Box 2359 / Boulder, CO 80306
> EMAIL: kyle at peopleforbikes.org <mailto:kyle at peopleforbikes.org>
> MOBILE: 303.886.8288
> PeopleForBikes.org <http://peopleforbikes.org/>BigJumpProject.org
> <http://www.bigjumpproject.org/>
>
>
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