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BIKI BLAST: MARCH 2021

Earlier this month, we celebrated International Women's Day and gave a shout out to all the Biki ladies out there. Women's History Month has also reminded us of the gender gap that exists in bikeshare, with females taking only about 25% of trips in major bikeshare cities nationwide. However, here in Honolulu we're proud to report that 43% of Biki members identify as women!

Did you know that we waited to launch Biki until PBSC Urban Solutions released their new FIT bike? We were the first city in the world to have this lighter, more maneuverable bike model and believe this has contributed to Honolulu's success in narrowing the bikeshare gender gap. Some things are worth the wait. 
Photo Credit here.
BIKI BLOG
BIKI'ING DURING COVID-19: A VISITOR'S PERSPECTIVE

"Yes, it's easy to call for a ride-share service or even wait for TheBus, but having the ability to ride at your own pace and soak in the sights, sounds, and ocean breeze is just priceless." - Huy N.

Two visitors decided to use Biki as a socially-distant way to explore Honolulu during COVID-19. Huy and Heather share about their experience and provide a few rider tips in this recent Biki Blog.
Q&A WITH BIKI'S OPERATORS

Secure Bike Share explains some of the pandemic-related challenges they have faced over the past year as the operators of Biki. They discuss balancing the need to provide a 24/7 essential service and adapt to the increased sanitation requirements, all while revenue has dropped by as much as 60% in some months. Read it here.
SYSTEM UPDATES
You may run into these "dock blocks" at certain Biki Stops around town. These were installed earlier this month in an effort to prevent vandalism. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you run into a full station, call 888-340-2454 and we will direct you to the nearest open docking point. Customer Service is available daily from 7am - 11pm.
BIKI MEMBER GIVEAWAY
We're partnering with Muumuu Mamas to help spread their appreciation for aloha wear and the place which inspired it. 

Enter to win your choice of either a Vintage-Inspired Romper or an Upcycled Aloha Shirt. Simply like this post on Instagram and follow @GoBikiHI and @Muumuumamas before April 1. 

A winner will be selected at random on 4/2/21 and contacted via Instagram DM. 
ADVOCACY UPDATES
WARD AVE UPDATE
Construction is underway! By mid-May, you can expect the completion of one-way protected bike lanes spanning from Ala Moana Blvd to King St.
 
ALA PONO BRIDGE
Read the Draft Environmental Assessment and register to attend a virtual community meeting to learn more about this project.
March 30 @ 6pm
Keeaumoku Street
KEEAUMOKU STREET
The City is kicking off a Complete Streets project for a section of Keeaumoku Street between Kapiolani Blvd and Wilder Ave. They want your input!
 
BIKESHARE TRANSIT ACT
A federal bill has been introduced that, if passed, would offer commuters up to $81/month in pre-tax benefits for biking and using bikeshare. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
HAWAII BIKE CHALLENGE: May 1 - 31
This May, Hawaii-based teams will compete in a mad dash for points earned by biking.
Join the Biki team (space is limited!), or create your own team of up to 10, and participate for the chance to win awesome prizes. Register before May 1st to be entered to win a two-night stay at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel and a $50 gift certificate to the DECK restaurant. >>>

HIP HOP BIKI STOP: May 10 - May 16
The Hawaii Bicycling League is awarding a
Mele of Bicycling trophy to the person who takes the most trips on a Biki over a 7-day period. They'll be hosting plenty of other events and competitions throughout the month to celebrate biking! >>>
COMMUNITY BOARD
ELEMENTAL EXCELERATOR is looking for passionate, diverse business teams from across the world who are committed to solving climate change and addressing social inequities both in their companies and through their work. As a member of Elemental's 8th Cohort, we highly recommend looking into this opportunity! Deadline: April 16th >>>

OMPO MPO is seeking public comments on the Final Draft 2045 Oahu Regional Transportation Plan. If you want to see more bike infrastructure and other transportation improvements, fill out this survey by 3/29 for the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card >>>
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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.
Bikeshare Hawaii's mission is to provide the public with high quality, convenient, reliable, and affordable bikeshare services that enhance community health and livability, strengthen our public transportation system, and connect people to more places where they live, work and play throughout Hawaii nei.
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