Ulupono Initiative

Bikeshare Hawaii

Low-cost, flexible transportation service that provide on-demand access to a network of rentable bicycles for the public.

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Background

Bike share programs offer low-cost, flexible transportation services that provide on-demand access to a network of rentable bicycles for the public. These public bicycles are distributed across a service area at fixed destination-based stations. Members of the public may access the shared bicycles for a membership or use fee and ride them from station to station. Bike share encourages the use of bicycles as a form of public transportation and reduces reliance on fossil fuel-based forms of transportation.

Successful bike share programs in the country include Nice Ride Minnesota, Capital Bikeshare in Washington D.C. and DecoBike in Miami Beach. Recently launched programs include Citi Bike in New York City, Divvy in Chicago and Bay Area Bike Share in San Francisco.

Bikeshare Hawaii aims to launch the state’s initial bike share program on Oahu, covering Honolulu and Waikiki with approximately 2,000 bikes available to ride between nearly 200 stations. Bikeshare Hawaii is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization aiming to launch and manage bike share in Hawaii.

Why We Invested

Ulupono Initiative believes Bikeshare Hawaii aligns with our goal to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per capita and displace the amount of gasoline used by Oahu commuters.

Impact

  • Reduces reliance on fossil fuel-based forms of transportation.
  • Reduces vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per capita and displaces the amount of gasoline used by Oahu commuters.
  • Approximately 2,000 bikes available to ride between nearly 200 Bikeshare Hawaii stations.

At a Glance

Investment Area
Energy
Investment Model
Social
 
Total Investment
$150,000
Website
BikeshareHawaii.org