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Welcome.

Great Rides Bikeshare


Innovative and collaborative transportation

Making an impact. A better NDSU and Fargo


This is a bold and visionary project that combines a
green philosophy to improve our community/world
and with technology to make it easy to use and
popular. I think use will mirror what we have seen
with our MATBUS system. In the first year there
were about 66,000 riders and the most recent
report shows more than a million rides, only
about 12 years later. This is the kind of rapid
adaption I think will occur with the bike program.
It will save students money while helping to save our
planet, one ride at a time.
-Tim Flakoll
Tri-College Provost
ND State Senator

Places that inspire us. Refining the wheel

Places that inspire us. Antwerp


Launched in 2011
1800 bicycles
114 stations

Places that inspire us. Minneapolis


100,817 rides in 2010
274,045 rides in 2012

65 stations at launch
145 stations today

Places that inspire us. San Francisco


Launched in August,2013
Spread out over 5 cities in the bay area

Places that inspire us. Washington D.C.

Places that inspire us. Madison

Madison versus Fargo Demographics


Madison, Wisconsin
Population:
College Students:
Bike Stations (start):
Bike Stations (now):
Bikes (start):
Bikes (now):
Primary Sponsors:

240,000
50,000
27
35
270
350
Trek and Humana

Fargo Metro, North Dakota


Population:
College Students:
Bike Stations (start):
Bike Stations (2015):
Bikes (start):
Bikes (2015):
Primary Sponsors:

216,000
25,000
10
18
100
180
TBD

Technologies.

Technologies. Mobile and off the grid


3 Pillars:
The B-cycle
The B-station
The Software

Technologies. Modular stations

Technologies. Mobile apps

Technologies. Construction

Technologies. Metrics

Technologies. Ease of use

Technologies. Virtual stations

Impacts.

Impacts. Cost savings


An individual can save an average
of $9,122 per year by not owning
a vehicle.

(AAA, 2013)

Impacts. Recruitment

Impacts. International students


A majority of International Students at NDSU do not have a
vehicle or drivers license.

Impacts. Time savings

Bike Share complements existing


transportation options to save
students time.

Impacts. Healthy students

Over 2.4 million miles ridden


Over 750 trips across the US

Over 72 million calories burned


160,000 hamburgers

21,000 pounds lost


3.4 elephants

(B-Cycle metrics since 2010)

Impacts. Healthy students

Shorter bouts of exercise (e.g. ten


minutes) spaced throughout the
day are just as effective as one
long exercise session.

(Haskell et al., Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise)

Impacts. Healthy students

Cardiovascular activity, like


cycling, helps sleep and improves
mental faculties.

(Stanford University, Illinois University)

Impacts. Healthy economy

Impacts. Healthy environment

3.5 million pounds of carbon offset


-490,000 trees
175,000 gallons of fuel saved

(B-Cycle metrics since 2010)

Impacts. Community

Impacts. Fargo joins a group of emerging cities

Implementation.

Our time is now.


10 stations
100 bicycles
15,000 riders at launch
responsible, responsive growth

Station locations.
Initial launch in 2014

Proposed expansion in 2015

Operation Logistics.

Operations strategy.
What role will Great Rides Bike Share and our local bicycle
vendor have in running the system?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Establish, fund and install the system.


Oversee the operations.
Maintain and repair all bikes and kiosks.
Redistribute the bikes daily.
Customer Service.

Operations strategy.

Supportive Factors.

Riding on past success. Student demographic

Riding on past success. Bike infrastructure

Riding on past success. NDSU downtown campus

Riding on past success. Statewide impact

Riding on past success. Vibrant urban core

Riding on past success. Media interest

Riding on past success. Media interest


How do you move a herd of Bison? If
youre North Dakota State University
and the city of Fargo, you hope the
answer is by bus, bike and hoofin it.
The Grand Forks Herald

NDSU and Fargo are poised to take a


big step into a healthier, more
sustainable future. Its something to be
excited about, for the student body and
the community alike. Nathan Stottler,
NDSU Spectrum

The yearly cost for students would be


equal to the cost of one gallon of gas.
Proponents of the system have begun to
use the catch phrase: burn fat not fuel.
The Concordian

Riding on past success. Density and connectivity

NDSU

Downtown Fargo
Moorhead
Expansion

Riding into the future. Responsible Growth


NDSU

Downtown Fargo

Future
Expansion

Moorhead
Expansion

Riding into the future. Increasing population

Riding into the future. MATBUS

Riding into the future. Increased bike use


We are seeing an increasing use of
bikes across campus each year... Weve
already added bike racks and increased
the size of certain racks on campus.
-Rob Lynch, NDSU Facilities Management

Riding into the future. Community responding


Bikeshare Corporate Sponsorship for Employees

NDSUs Sponsorship
Proposal.

What we have: Sponsorship


Program Sponsors:

What we need. Primary & station sponsors

Capital Fund: Primary & Station Sponsors

$320,000 Primary and Secondary


Sponsors

+
$15,000$30,000

x10

$170,000 Station
Sponsorship

$490,000
Capital
Expense Fund
Complete

What we need. Equipment cost


Station Sponsor: 5 NDSU Stations

$95,000
NDSU

$395,000
Community

The Fleet:
100 Bicycles,
10 Stations

NDSU benefits by being an early pioneer of the program. Over 60% of


the system is on the NDSU Campus but NDSU only pays for 1/4 of the
price.

What we need. Operation cost


Great Rides Operations Budget:
Vendor Fees

Yearly subscribers
NDSU students
Monthly users
Daily users
Overage fees

$23,700

$90,950

Administrative
Fees
$24,000

Operations
Management
$38,100

Contingency
$5,150

What we need. Operation cost


Automatic Enrollment: All NDSU students
NDSU Students will be pre-enrolled by paying roughly
$5.00/year through existing fees. This is not from new fees.
By comparison University of Minnesota students pay $55.00/year
11X less than a U of M student.
13X less than a Nice Ride yearly subscriber.
NDSU paying the same rate as a U of M student with
14,629 students would pay nearly $1,000,000 per year.

What we need. SG Support


Student Activity Fee

MATBUS Numbers:
Remaining Budget

Bike Share

Operations Payment: On the order


of $660,000 dollars
1 single new bus costs nearly the
same as our proposed Bike Share
system.

What you receive. NDSUs Partnership


NDSUs Benefits:

1. NDSU green on entire bicycle fleet.


2. Advertisement on NDSU stations.
3. Advertisement on website and
promotional materials.
4. Voting rights on the Great Rides Bike
Share Board of Directors.
5. Media attention for spearheading this
effort.
6. Strong community partnerships.

Thank You!

Student Government has an opportunity to make a positive impact on the


campus and communityLeaving the University better than when they arrived.