How to get a station near you
Explore Bike Share is continually looking for opportunities to bring bike share to new locations and new neighborhoods. If you want to suggest a location that you think would be great for an EBS station, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to take a look.
If you represent a business, agency, neighborhood district, or other entity that can help fund a station, please contact Trey Moore at email@example.com. Sponsorship or promotional benefits many be available in exchange for your support of station expansion.
We consider a variety of factors when evaluating new stations, including:
- Is it convenient to other stations in our current service area?
- Is there enough potential rider demand nearby?
- Does the location help residents in historically underserved communities access transportation or recreation?
- Is there a variety of destinations nearby, like housing, offices, retail, etc.?
- Is there significant foot traffic?
- Are there popular destinations for residents, employees, and visitors?
- Are there parking or access issues that bike share can improve?
- Are there on-street bike lanes and/or multi-use trails?
- If not, are these types of bikeways planned?
- Is there a transit center or frequent bus line with high ridership?
- What are the speeds and amount of traffic on adjacent streets?
- Is the location on public or private property?
- Would the station obstruct pedestrians or violate ADA regulations?
- Is there enough space and level ground?
- Is there clear southern exposure to allow for solar power?
Bike share is an amenity for all and operates through a public/private/nonprofit partnership. Explore Bike Share is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and stations require significant capital investment and annual funds for ongoing operations and maintenance.
Funds for new stations can come from a variety of sources:
- Corporate sponsorship
- Government grants
- Community Improvement Districts
- Philanthropic donations
- Foundation grants
- TIF districts and other development incentives