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Reston Bike Share Feasibility Study: Public Open House June 25, 2014

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  • 1. Bike Sharing Reston Bike Share Feasibility StudyPublic Open HouseJune 25, 2014

2. Reston Bike Share Feasibility Study Fairfax County Department of Transportation wasawarded technical assistance to examine thefeasibility of bike sharing for Reston Project funded by the Transportation PlanningBoard (TPB) of the Metropolitan WashingtonCouncil of Governments (MWCOG) Part of the Transportation/Land Use Connections(TLC) program 3. What is Bike Sharing?A network of bicyclesdistributed around anarea that allow short, one-waytrips from onelocation to another.A cost-effective mobilityoption for trips too far towalk, but not long enoughto take transit or drive.Think of it as another formof transitA relatively inexpensive andquick implementationextension to local publictransportation offerings 4. Open House Topics Feasibility study process Vision and goals Proposed local system Input information Opportunities & challenges Station locations and sizes Station siting Costs and funding Implementation Conclusions 5. Feasibility Study Process Study got underway late 2013 Stakeholder workshop Public open house Population and ridership Station site field visits Ridership & financial analyses Final presentation 6. Vision & Goals for Reston Bike Share Active mobility Transportation Livability Health & safety Finances & funding 7. Proposed Bike Share System Capital Bikeshare Proposed local system Existing warehouse, staff, equipment Same fees & charges Separate agreement 8. Bike & Stations 9. Looking at Demand High potential demandareas identified throughheat mapping Points allocated towhere people live, work,shop, play, and taketransit 10. Bike Share Opportunities 1-mile trip between Metrorail stationand Reston Town Center District Reston trails and W&OD network Established bicycling culture New transit network and development Supportive environment 11. Bike Share Challenges Community densities and trip generation Locating stations on private property Identifying funding for capital and operation Access and proximity for low-income users Trail snow removal, lighting and access hours Route wayfinding and sign posting 12. Equity Programs and Challenges System planning and expansion Outreach and education Registration barriers Price and credit cards Encouragement and biking lessons Membership drives and registration 13. Proposed Station Location Plan1. Wiehle Station/Plaza2. Sunset Hills/Plaza America3. Reston TownCenter/Freedom4. Sunset Hills/Fountain5. Bluemont/Transit Center6. Wiehle Station/Southside7. Town Center Pkwy/Market8. Reston TownCenter/Fountain9. Market St/Explorer10. Town Center Pkwy/RestonHospital11. Bowman Towne Dr/Library12. Reston Pkwy/Spectrum (S)13. Reston Pkwy/Spectrum (N) 14. Station Siting 15. Reston Trips ComparisonTrip comparison: first year of operationOperatingDaysTrips Bikes StationsTrips/Bike/DayReston13 Station365 34,000 130 13 0.72Somerville,MA242 35,642 108 12 1.36Brookline,MA242 17,019 36 4 1.95Boulder, CO 240 18,500 110 15 0.70 16. Station Sizing Map showsnumber of docksper bike sharestation Minimum 15-dockstation sizerecommended Ratio 1 bike per 2docks (per otheroperations nation-wide) 17. Station Details 18. Proposed Phase II Plan Expansion to LakeAnne and SouthLakes Village Centersalong close-bytransportation andcommunity corridors When secondMetrorail stationopens in Reston, bikeshare could also beextended as part ofnetwork change 19. Funding CostsStart-up costsCapital: purchase of equipmentLaunch: establishing system (hiringemployees, website development, etc.)Operating costsStation & bike maintenanceRebalancingCustomer serviceDirect expenses 20. Reston Bike Share Cost EstimateCosts13- station/130 bike system$ NotesLaunch $54,500 Cost per station 15-27 docks @$3,000,35 docks @ $3,500 $15,000 cost to purchase spare parts,train new staff, etc.Capital $766,000 Cost per Station, 15 dock - $49,000. 19dock - $58,000, 23 dock - $64,000, 27dock- $73,000 and 35 dock - $89,000Operating $397, 824 259 Docks at $128 per dock per monthTotal $1,218,324Major costs associated with a bike share system arestart-up (capital and launch) and operating 21. Types of Potential FundingPublic sources Federal State LocalPrivate sources User-generated revenue Foundations Corporate sponsorships Station purchase by a development 22. Applying Funding Sources Capital funding Sponsorship Private sector/foundation(s) Direct station purchase Regional, state, & federal funds Operations funding User revenue Sponsorship Other local public sources Private sector/foundations 23. Reston Bike Share Implementation Feasibility study -> complete Advanced planning -> 6-9 months+ Secure funding ->6-9 months+ Negotiation and Procurement -> 6-9months+ Launch system Marketing and Promotion 24. Feasibility Study Conclusions 13-station bike share system possible for Reston Could enhance community mobility for residents,workers, visitors Excellent option for first- and last-mile transit trips Needs careful planning and management Partnership opportunities for new programs toimprove access Address wayfinding and trail issues includingaccess, snow and lighting Funding for capital & on-going operations is key 25. Feasibility Study ConclusionsReston appears to provide an overallsupportive environment for bike share 26. Thank YouQUESTIONS:Adam LindAdam.Lind@fairfaxcounty.gov