What if cars were the least convenient form of transportation? In some cities this is the case, but in many it isn’t. In Los Angeles for instance, the idea of trying to get from Southbay to Hollywood without a car is a huge stretch for the average person.
Bikestation partners with city governments, developers, or nonprofits to design, build, and manage bike transit centers to make bicycling more convenient, safe and accessible.
Mobis aims to make bicycling and public transit easier alternatives to driving. The company—born from the nonprofit Bikestation two years ago and backed with $500,000 in angel investment—designs, builds, and manages bike transit centers.
As these things tend to be, the well-organized conference was as much a chance to shmooze with other attendees about transit-oriented development and vendors like Bike Station (a convenient bike parking solution), as it was an opportunity to hear from ULI's technical assistance panels.
Bikestation's board determined the best way to meet demand for its transit centers was to raise money from private investors—which meant turning the nonprofit into a for-profit social venture.
By now, you've probably heard about the benefits of biking. Trading in your SUV for a two-wheeler cuts carbon, saves fuel and money and is generally better for your health. However, for many, this remains unattainable.
The Claremont and Covina stations provide the 45,000 rail passengers who commute annually secure, long-term bike parking and hopefully will encourage others to consider taking the rail and completing their commute on bike.
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As part of its comprehensive Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program, the City of Santa Barbara is offering memberships at Bikestation Santa Barbara to full-time employees.
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