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April 2020
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Biki News: April 2020
Many have asked how Biki is doing throughout this pandemic. Is ridership down? Will we continue to operate despite the extended stay-at-home orders? 

In short, yes. We are working very hard to continue to provide the 24/7 service many residents have come to depend on, despite a significant drop in ridership. To give some perspective, 1,413 trips were taken yesterday, compared to 4,312 trips on the same day last year. While we love and miss seeing more people on bikes, we're happy that our riders are complying with the current stay-at-home orders and using Biki for essential trips only.
The hour-by-hour graph gives us interesting insight as to why and when people ride. On a normal weekday (represented by the blue line on the graph), you'll notice a significant spike between 7-9am and 4-6pm as riders travel to and from their workplaces. With many employees now working from home, it makes sense we are seeing a decrease during these commute times.

Additionally, visitors typically take an estimated 20-30% of total rides on weekdays, so the recent drop in tourism has an impact on the numbers as well.
On the plus side, we've heard heartwarming stories of residents Biki'ing for the first time as they look for new ways to get some essential exercise. Please keep sharing!

“I was looking for fun new activities to try during quarantine. Biki made it easy to get some fresh air and enjoy the island since I don’t have a bike of my own!” - Megan D.
While we, like many businesses, are seeing the significant impacts of COVID-19, we promise to do our best to make sure Biki is there when you need it to be. In order for us to continue operating we request that you continue to observe social distancing guidelines and comply with the current stay-at-home orders, using Biki for essential trips only. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we have transitioned most of our rebalancing efforts to equipment cleaning in order to keep you safe. Thank you for being a Biki member and supporting us through this time! 
NEW COVID-19 UPDATES
We continue to re-evaluate and update our protocols and operating procedures. Here are the latest updates:
  • Parks are open for exercise! On Saturday, April 25, city parks were reopened for biking, walking and running. We have 4 Biki Stops within the popular Ala Moana Beach Park, all of which are available for your use. 
  • Temporary removal of the $50 Security Hold. In an effort to assist our customers with their transportation needs in these financially difficult times, we have removed the $50 temporary security hold for One-Way fares. Our Kama'aina Memberships (Commuter, Voyager and Free Spirit plans) will continue to require no deposit. 
Be on the lookout for our Public Service Announcement on KITV! A huge mahalo to Kinetic Productions and Ad2 Hawaii for helping us put it together, and to KITV for generously donating the space.
PENSACOLA PROTECTED BIKEWAY
Source: Honolulu Complete Streets
Construction has begun on the Pensacola Protected Bikeway Project! The two-way protected bike lane will span from Wilder Street to Kapiolani Boulevard on the Diamond Head side of the street. 
WHAT ELSE IS NEW IN THE BIKI WORLD?
EARTH MONTH
Each mile you pedal instead of drive has a positive impact on our planet.
 
GRAB TAKEOUT WITH BIKI
Check out Frolic Hawaii's list of takeout menus. Support local businesses!
THROWBACK THURSDAY
Remembering when Biki bikes were the subject of a middle school art class!
 
ALA MOANA ROUTE
Now that parks have reopened, you can enjoy this scenic and safe 2.5 mile route.
APRIL MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Dr. Chun., Free Spirit Plan

"Honolulu is the perfect place for the ride sharing type of transportation. We have great weather and a small urban center that allows for short commutes. I can get from Ala Moana to Aloha Tower in 15 minutes or less. Biki is healthy, environmentally-friendly and surprisingly fun." 

Favorite Place to Biki: Home!
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MAHALO TO OUR SUPPORTERS!
Bikeshare Hawaii is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that depends on donations to keep moving forward. Visit our website to learn more about our work, mission, and values.
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