Honolulu bike share riders increase as Biki turns 2

Honolulu bike share riders increase as Biki turns 2
Biki (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)

HONOLULU (AP) - A national report says a Honolulu self-service bicycle rental program is now the sixth most used bike share program in the nation.

According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials, Biki is behind New York City, Chicago, greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

Biki launched in 2017 to some complaints that its docking stations were taking up vehicle parking spots on streets. Officials say one car parking stall can house around eight Biki bikes.

Biki operator Bikeshare Hawaii tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser usage has increased to an average of three rides per bike per day, up from 1.7 in the first six months of operation.

Officials now want to expand to other parts of the city, add employer discount programs and introduce electric bikes.

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