Copy
Thanks for your input!
View this email in your browser
What would we do without you?
Bikeshare Hawaii wants to be the very best bikeshare system we can be.  Why bother to launch bikeshare here if it isn’t going to be embraced by the community and have a positive impact?  We continually research and analyze dozens of operating bikeshare systems around the world to learn from their successes and missteps.  Perhaps more important though are your input and ideas.  After all, Honolulu is a different animal and a cookie-cutter solution is just not the way to go. 
 
As we seek your input and ideas, we’ve also tried to have a little fun along the way.  Because while bikeshare brings a bunch of benefits, riding a bike is FUN!  Thanks for your participation in our various promotions and events so far!
  • We kicked things off with a month-long “Vacationing Bikes” campaign in early 2015 to introduce the concept of bikeshare to the community.  Remember #MikeTheCitiBike and #JenTheProntoCycle?
  • We followed that up with a series of Open Houses at the Honolulu Design Center in the summer of 2015 where you helped us select PBSC Urban Solutions as our equipment provider out of four finalists.
  • We did research this past winter among residents and visitors to understand how to set our fares.
  • You gave us some very creative ideas for our brand name via a social media campaign we called #bikesharenameshare.  We will be announcing our selected brand name soon!
#MikeTheCitiBike on “vacation” in Hawaii, visiting the Diamond Head Lighthouse.  Along with #JenTheProntoCycle, they began Honolulu’s introduction to bikeshare.
Bikeshare systems from four finalist companies were on display at the Honolulu Design Center.  Hundreds of people voted for their choice.
And now, we just wrapped up our first series of pop-up appearances.  This time, the focus was on where to best locate the 150 bikeshare stations that will cover urban Honolulu.  We also displayed two bikeshare bikes we borrowed from other cities—the San Francisco Bay Area and Guadalajara—to get your preferences on some features such as baskets, seats and grips.
The new bikeshare tent was set up at two locations in Waikiki.  Here we are at Don Ho Park.
Visitors at the booth could see ideas for station placement on a large map, enter to win Hawaiian Airlines miles, and help us finalize bike specifications.
It was a bit rainy when we set up at Bishop Square, but lots of people stopped by on their lunch hour.
Among the food, flowers and produce, we enjoyed our morning at the Kaka’ako Farmers Market.
If you did stop by one of our four events in Waikiki, Downtown and Kaka’ako, thank you!  We loved talking with you, showing you our maps and reviewing some last-minute bike features.  If you couldn’t come by (it was too inconvenient because you didn’t have bikeshare to use), no worries.  We will be back out soon. 

Also very soon, we will be announcing the winner of 40,000 miles on Hawaiian Airlines!  Thanks very much to Hawaiian Airlines for their support through this generous donation to our non-profit. 
Thanks also to the Hawaii Bicycling League for use of their van to haul all of our stuff around and for being on hand to share info on biking laws and safe riding.
 
We look forward to meeting you in person soon.  Until then, you can still help us by giving us input, following our progress, and spreading the word!  
  • Visit our mapsite. Here, you can see an overall map of station locations, click in to see photos and more info, “like” stations, and even suggest station locations. 
  • Follow us on Social Media.  We do most of our posting on Facebook, but you’ll also find us on Instagram and Twitter. We’re thinking we’ll need to start using Snapchat too, right?
  • Check out our media coverage on our website. Some of the stories are good primers about bikeshare and what we’re trying to accomplish here. 
  • And, of course, email us at info@bikesharehawaii.org with your thoughts and ideas.  We love to hear from you.
BIKESHARE HAWAII IN THE NEWS
Click the links below for recent news coverage of Bikeshare Hawaii:
May 10, 2016
Ward Village Blog
Pedal Power: Changing the Way Honolulu Commutes

June 14, 2016
Pacific Business News
Bikeshare Hawaii Seeks Public Input on Where to Put Stations

June 14, 2016
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Bikeshare Hawaii Seeks Input on Sites

June 15, 2016
Hawaii News Now
Bikeshare Hawaii Looking for Feedback on Bike Stations

June 24, 2016
ThinkTech Hawaii
Save the Gym and Hit the Pedals!
Adopt-a-Bike

Want to support Bikeshare Hawaii and our vision of a more connected Hawaii? Consider Adopting a bike! Our early adopter program lets you personalize a bike and track it's progress in exchange for a donation that will help us meet our capital needs for the system.
Copyright © 2015 Bikeshare Hawaii, All rights reserved.
You are on this list because you expressed interest in supporting a bikeshare system in Hawaii 

Our mailing address is:
Bikeshare Hawaii
999 Bishop Street
Suite 1202
Honolulu, HI 96813

Add us to your address book

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list
 






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Bikeshare Hawaii · 999 Bishop Street · Suite 1202 · Honolulu, HI 96813 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp