Florida's Bike Share Programs & Who's Next
A quick run down of Florida's existing bike share programs and a look at what's coming in 2017.
Coast Bike Share St. Petersburg
Number of Hubs: 30 Number of Bicycles: 300 Year Established: November 2016
St. Petersburg aims to increase urban connectivity within the City by making bicycles readily available for trips that are too long for walking and too short for driving – or to just speed up a trip that would have been by walking. The program will build on the CityTrails Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan that has added more than 110 miles of bicycle facilities Citywide, and precedes the forthcoming City’s Complete Streets Plan that will continue the development of infrastructure. Bike share will improve the quality of life for downtown and surrounding neighborhoods by stimulating economic development, improving residents health and providing a form of active transportation – building on the City’s Healthy St. Pete Initiative.
For more information: https://coastbikeshare.com/stpete/map/
Go Gainesville Gainesville
Number of Hubs: 4 Number of Bicycles: 22 Year Established: May 2016
The City of Gainesville partnered with Zagster, a bike share company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to provide the bikes and stations. For the program’s launch, the City allocated $34,000 for four locations equipped with eight beach cruiser bicycles.
For more information: https://zagster.com/gainesville/
InstaBike Key West Key West
Number of Hubs: 1 (5 proposed) Number of Bicycles: 8 Year Established: December 2015
For more information: https://instabikekeywest.com/
Juice Bike Share Orlando
Number of Hubs: 34 Number of Bicycles: 200 Year Established: Winter 2015
Juice Bike Share sponsors include Florida Hospital, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), Valencia College and VHB, a local engineering and planning firm.
For more information: https://juicebikeshare.com/
Share-A-Bull University of South Florida - Tampa
Number of Hubs: 4 Number of Bicycles: 100 Year Established: September 2015
Of the 37 Social Bicycle systems in the world, Share-A-Bull bikes is the most popular. Data from Campus Recreation shows that USF’s bikes are used for an average of 12 rides per day.
For more information: https://usf.socialbicycles.com/