A little more than a year after its launch, DecoBike surpassed the ridership milestone on June 2. This achievement “is a great example of the growing demand for bicycle sharing programs,” the Miami Beach program announced, “and it shows that bikeshare riders can power change in their community by replacing local car trips with a bikeshare bicycle.”
DecoBike and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare are the only bikeshare programs in the U.S. to hit the millionth-rider peak.
“DecoBike has really done an excellent job with the development and operation” of its program, said Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora. “They have exceeded expectations, won awards and produced amazing results.”
The recipient of the 2011 U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Award, DecoBike boasts it has the best bike-to-resident ratio in North America and the most bike-rental stations per square mile. According to DecoBike, the Miami Beach program was the first privately funded city-wide bikeshare that did not use tax dollars and is 100% privately-funded.
DECOBIKE, BY THE NUMBERS
(from March 15, 2011 to June 2, 2012)
- 1,003,520 trips
- 2,950,808 miles journeyed (the equivalent of biking 118 times around the globe)
- 17,704,848 minutes of ride time logged
- 100,000,000+ calories burned by riders
- 1,275+ tons of harmful CO2 offset