Long Beach, CA
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File #: 12-0702    Version: 1 Name: FM/PW - Bike Share Program
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/7/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/21/2012 Final action: 8/21/2012
Title: Recommendation to adopt Specifications RFP No. PW12-025; and authorize City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments thereto, to Bike Nation, Inc., of Tustin, CA (not an MBE, WBE, SBE or Local), for a Bike Share Program, for a period of ten years, with the option to renew for one additional ten-year period, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Financial Management, Public Works
Indexes: Agreements
Attachments: 1. 082112-R-11sr.pdf
Related files: 32965_001, 33804_000
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt Specifications RFP No. PW12-025; and authorize City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments thereto, to Bike Nation, Inc., of Tustin, CA (not an MBE, WBE, SBE or Local), for a Bike Share Program, for a period of ten years, with the option to renew for one additional ten-year period, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract for the development, design, installation, operation, maintenance, and marketing of a network of publicly available bicycles in a “third generation” Bike Sharing Program (Program) for the City. As Long Beach‘s bike-friendly model continues to expand, this Public Private Partnership will be an accelerant to this achievement, as well as an economic stimulant to various destination hubs within the City. The Program consists of self-service kiosk stations and docks throughout the City for the public use of bicycles. Bike Nation, Inc. (Bike Nation), operates in the City of Anaheim and is implementing bike sharing programs in areas within the City of Los Angeles. The City of Long Beach will provide locations in the public right-of-way for the bike share stations. Bike Nation has proposed to invest $12 million to develop a safe, dependable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable bike share program in the city, with no out-of-pocket costs to the City. This initial investment will include 250 bike share stations, 2,500 bikes, 3,750 bike docks, and provide community bike educational programs citywide.

Given the significant expense on Bike Nation’s behalf, a contract term of ten years is necessary to allow Bike Nation to achieve a return on their investment. In addition, during this term, the City will partner with Bike Nation in a revenue sharing model that is mutually beneficial for both parties. The City also anticipates the capabilities of working with Bike Nation to utilize advertising space...

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