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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
This option offer high exposure through the Raleigh Bikeshare website, mobile app, and social media.
Lighted sponsorship display space (2’ x 4’) is available at each station.
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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.
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