Hawaii’s first bike sharing system is now operational and will be officially unveiled this Friday. From Hawaii B-Cycle:
Hawaii’s first bike-sharing venture has been launched in Kailua as part of a $100,000 pilot project of the State Department of Health, Healthy Hawaii Initiative. Kaneohe Ranch partnered with the State to provide, at no charge, land for two bike stations in prime locations. The sites are at the Davis Building at 767 Kailua Road and Hahani Plaza at 515 Kailua Road. Wisconsin-based B-cycle, LLC has subcontracted with Nguyen Le, founder of Hawaii B-cycle, to operate, maintain and expand the program on Oahu.
On Friday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, project leaders and political figures will formally unveil the innovative program to the community. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how the system works and experience riding the bikes around Kailua town. The bikes have been available at the two stations for limited use since April 28 in order to test and ensure the proper functioning of the high-tech payment, locking and tracking systems.