About

On November 21, 2017, City Council authorized a contract with Bewegen Technologies, Inc. to implement Phase 1 of Raleigh’s bikeshare system. Raleigh Bikeshare will be a public, self-serve bicycle rental system for short trips, comprising 300 bikes across 30 stations. Half of the fleet will be equipped with electric-assist motors that will provide riders with an extra boost when pedaling. Bikeshare stations are proposed to be located in downtown Raleigh, in southeast Raleigh, along Hillsborough Street, and at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

The Bikes

  • An electric-assist (Pedelec) motor helps riders conquer hills and ride longer. Bikes will be accessible via membership key fobs, station kiosks, by using the mobile app, integrated GoRaleigh bus cards, and cash payment.
  • Bikes will be fitted with anti-theft and vandalism-proof features
  • On-board real-time GPS will facilitate individual bike route tracking
  • Secondary locks allow users to keep a hold on the bike while running in for a quick errand.
  • Display screens let users track their riding time and distance.
  • Active front and back LED lighting allows users to see and be seen.

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The Stations

Stations planned for Phase I of the system include:

  • Union Station
  • West & Jones
  • Hillsborough & Dawson
  • Morgan & West
  • North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Hillsborough & Royal
  • Hillsborough & Dan Allen
  • Hillsborough & Horne
  • Cameron Village
  • NCSU Belltower
  • Glennwood & Tucker
  • Seaboard Station
  • Museums
  • North Person Street
  • St. Augustine's University
  • Oakwood
  • Chavis Way
  • John Chavis Memorial Park
  • Dorthea Dix Park
  • Farmers Market
  • Pullen Park
  • West South Street
  • Walnut Creek Wetland Center
  • Fayetteville Street
  • Go Raleigh Station
  • Shaw University
  • Duke Energy
  • Raleigh Convention Center
  • Hillsborough & Ashe
  • Municipal Building

 

 

 

 

Funding

Raleigh Bikeshare is funded through a $1.4 million Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (CAMPO) Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP), which will be used for the procurement of bikeshare equipment and installation of stations. The City of Raleigh is providing $175,422.50 and Wake County is contributing $170,000 in capital funds for the 20% local grant match. $100,000 is also available in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding for system planning and engineering, with a 20% match by NCDOT. Under the five-year agreement with Bewegen Technologies, Inc., operations and maintenance of the system will be managed by Bewegen at no cost to the City.



Become a Sponsor

Bikeshare systems can be great assets to communities and offer a unique way to publicly recognize and increase visibility for businesses. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, including:

Title Sponsor

This high-visibility branding opportunity gives you system naming rights, bicycle branding, and station branding, as well as naming on print, digital, social and outreach initiatives. It is often compared to the naming rights of major sports stadiums.

Station Sponsor

This sponsorship option provides naming rights and branding of one or more select stations, which includes physical and digital naming. It can be bundled with the purchase of display space at that same station.

Service Sponsor

This option offers the opportunity for a service sponsor to become the official provider for a specific element related to Raleigh Bikeshare. This can include visibility related to maintenance team and vehicles, telecommunications, electricity providers, etc. Our operations provider, Corps Logistics, is a corporation that supports local veterans that are often previously homeless.

Digital

This option offer high exposure through the Raleigh Bikeshare website, mobile app, and social media.

Display Space

Lighted sponsorship display space (2’ x 4’) is available at each station.
Want to learn more about partnership opportunities? Contact us!
By phone: 1-844-323-3349
By email: partnerships@bewegen.com

 

*** Prices, visibility, and terms depend on the partnership type; please schedule a meeting with our team for exact details.

Project Structure

 

Bewegen Technologies, Inc. will supply the bikes, station equipment, software, and marketing assistance.

 

 

 

 

Corps Logistics, LLC., a Veteran-Owned Business, will operate, rebalance, and maintain the system.

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Raleigh will manage planning station locations and provide education and outreach for bikeshare users.

Objectives

  • To provide residents and visitors with a healthy, accessible, and inclusive option to move around Raleigh

  • To support BikeRaleigh's mission to make bicycling safer, more comfortable, and more convenient for people of all ages and abilities

  • To elevate Raleigh as a great place to live, work, visit, and do business

Pricing

  • Single ride, daily, monthly, and annual passes will be available for purchase via the website, mobile app, and station kiosks.
  • The City of Raleigh believes that bikeshare should be affordable, safe, and accessible for everyone. Assistance programs for low-income users will be available, including discounted memberships and a cash payment option.
  • Stay tuned for more information.

Schedule

  • Raleigh Bikeshare is scheduled to launch in Summer 2018

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