Bikeshare Hawaii announced Monday that Todd Boulanger will be the nonprofits new executive director, replacing Lori McCarney, who announced her departure from the organization in June.
Most recently, Boulanger was the vice president of operations and facility design for Bikestation, a bike sharing company that launched in California in 1996. He has worked in Hawaii as a planner for the state Department of Health’s Family Health Services Division, and also served as a research assistant at the University of Hawaii, where he conducted research on operations and light rail guideway technology choices for the HART 2 Project in 1992.
Boulanger will be responsible for overseeing the nonprofit’s bike sharing program, Biki, which launched in 2017.
“We are confident that Todd’s extensive background with managing complex urban transportation systems will help lead Biki through its post-launch phase to achieve financial self-sustaining growth and expansion,” Bikeshare Hawaii’s board Chairman Greg Gaug, also the vice president of investments for Ulupono Initiative, said.
Boulanger, who has a masters in urban and regional planning from the University of Hawaii Manoa, said he plans on working with UH Manoa to “help address its student, faculty and staff mobility needs” through Biki.
“I am very excited to return to the islands to renew my work on transforming Honolulu from just an urban place to urbane spaces with more active transportation choices, such as Biki, which currently has 1,000 bikes across 100 stops from Downtown to Diamond Head,” Boulanger said.
McCarney will step down as CEO and executive director this month from the organization, which she joined in late 2014 to lead the launch of Biki.