Following on the commitment to becoming more bike friendly and making continued bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure investments, the Delaware Department of Transportation and the City of Wilmington secured Century Engineering and Toole Design Group to conduct an analysis of implementing a bike share program in Wilmington.
Bike share is a flexible and convenient transportation and mobility option that allows users to have access to bicycles throughout a community. Bike share systems offer specially-designed, durable, and versatile bicycles. A bike share system can be accessed through low-cost passes ranging from a few dollars for a single ride to regular passes that range from $5 to $15 per month. In the last few years, many cities around the U.S. have implemented bike share programs to provide effective transportation options for trips that are too long to walk but too short to drive. Additionally, bike share has become a great complement to other public transportation options including the bus, light and heavy rail as it provides point-to-point first and last mile connections to transit.