Modern Cities shares a quick run down of Florida's existing bike share programs and a look at what's coming in 2017.
What is Bike Sharing?
Bike sharing is a new way of getting around your neighborhood, city and county. It’s affordable, clean, and simple. It’s good for your health, your pocket, and the environment.
Florida's existing Bike Share programs
AvMed Rides B-cyle
Broward County (Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale by the Sea and Pompano Beach)
Number of Stations: 22
Number of Bicycles: 275
Year Established: December 2011
AvMed Rides is just one part of AvMed’s new WELLfluent movement, which encourages Floridians to embrace the riches that truly matter—those based on a balanced lifestyle of health and happiness. AvMed also offers Member-exclusive incentives, programs, clubs, and rewards that put health first. With headquarters in Miami and offices in every major metropolitan area of Florida, AvMed transforms lives to create a WELLfluent world. By uniting around this sole purpose, AvMed aims to inspire its 350,000 Floridian health plan Members to focus on health and happiness of the mind, body, and soul.
For more information: https://broward.bcycle.com/
Number of Stations: 5
Number of Bicycles: 35
Year Established: September 2016
(Aventura Park Square)
For more information: https://aventura.bcycle.com/
Citi Bike Miami
Number of Stations: 170
Number of Bicycles: 1,750
Year Established: 2011
(WTD in South Beach)
Citi Bank's 2014 sponsorship of the initial Miami Beach bike share program enabled an expansion program bringing an additional 750 bicycles and 70 stations to the Miami area.
For more information: http://citibikemiami.com/
Coast Bike Share
Number of Stations: 32
Number of Bicycles: 300
Year Established: December 2015
Coast, a partnership between New York-based Social Bicycles and CycleHop of Miami Beach, has 300 bikes at 30 hubs in or near downtown, Ybor City, Hyde Park, Davis Islands and along Bayshore Boulevard.
For more information: http://coastbikeshare.com/tampa/map/
Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at firstname.lastname@example.org