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Funding Bikeshare Transit Systems (Bikeshare Transit Series #2)
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Funding Bikeshare Transit Systems (Bikeshare Transit Series #2)

#2 in the series of webinars on Bike Sharing Bicycle Transit systems

When: Wednesday, January 8
3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Contact: Debra Goeks

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APBP Bikeshare Transit Webinar Series
#2, Funding Bikeshare Transit Systems
Wednesday, January 8 | 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET (90 minutes)

READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH REGISTRATION: This is the registration page only for this individual webinar in the Bicycle Transit series. If you want to purchase the whole series of four (and get the discounted price), click here.

Bike share programs are transforming public transportation in cities of all sizes. In 2013 the total size of bike share systems in the United States more than doubled with launches in major cities (New York, Chicago and San Francisco among them) and continued expansions in existing systems. Cities increasingly recognize bicycle sharing as an essential piece of their overall transportation systems, for reasons of mobility, livability and economic competitiveness. Join APBP for a 4-part webinar series that explores the rapidly evolving domain of bike sharing as bicycle transit in the larger context of transportation planning.  

This session, the second in the series, focuses on funding bike sharing programs. Attendees will learn how to formulate an initial business plan and assemble different sources of funding to successfully launch and operate a system. Presenters will discuss case studies of different funding sources used for capital and ongoing operations of bike share, including fully public funded, fully sponsor funded, public-private partnerships, and blends of these financing models. Individual presenters will describe:

  • Steps of preparing an initial business plan for bike sharing, using the recent Bike Share Philadelphia Strategic Business Plan as a case study;
  • Use of federal and local transportation funding sources to run the Divvy bike share program in Chicago;
  • Best practices for acquiring bike share sponsorship, based on experiences negotiating sponsors for a range of systems including Portland, New York, and Chattanooga;
  • DecoBike’s privately-funded systems in the Miami Beach area that rely on advertising and sponsor branding through a public-private partnership model.

Presenters are Mia Birk, Vice President, Alta Bicycle Share; Tony Hull, Senior Planner, Toole Design Group; Scott Kubly, Former Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation; Colby Reese, Chief Marketing Officer, DecoBike.

Subsequent sessions in the series are:

#3, Institutionalizing Bikeshare Transit Systems

Wednesday, February 5 | 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET


#4, The Future of Bikeshare Transit Systems
Wednesday, March 5 | 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET

Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide attendance certificates to those who document their professional development hours; each 90-minute webinar provides 1.5 hours of training (.15 CEU). APBP applies to the AICP for 1.5 Certification Maintenance credits for each webinar; 6 CM credits total for the series.

Fees: Individual webinars in this series may be purchased for $50 each (APBP Member rate; non-member rate is $85). Register for the complete series of 4 webinars for $100 (APBP Member rate; non-member rate is $170). To register for the full series, click here.

Each site license includes one phone connection (toll charges apply, or use VoIP), one Internet connection, one set of handouts for unlimited attendees in the same location, and access to the recording. (You may be required to download free software from Citrix GoToMeeting in order to participate in the webinar.) APBP accepts Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. For more information, contact Debra Goeks (262-228-7025 or info at

Recording: The Bikeshare Transit Webinar Series will be recorded; links to the recordings of all sessions are included with the site license. If you register for the series after the first or second live session, you will automatically receive access to the recordings of the previous session(s).