Biki sees more than 180,000 rides since June

Biki sees more than 180,000 rides since June

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Since launching in late June, more than 31,000 people have tried out Honolulu's new bike sharing program, Biki.

Biki users have amassed 180,000 rides, new statistics show, and users are now taking an average of 2,100 rides a day.

"We are very pleased with Biki's high ridership after just three months of service," said Lori McCarney, executive director of Bikeshare Hawaii, which launched and manages Biki.

Some other user highlights:

>> The average duration of a Biki trip is 22 minutes.
>> The most popular Biki stops are in Waikiki and Al aMoana.
>> The top Zip code for Biki use is Waikiki, following by Downtown/Chinatown and Moiliili.

"We're finding now as we're getting smarter about how this works that people need to have one pretty close to them to use it. So we're hearing from people who say, 'I want one in front of my condo, I want one at this store.' So we'd like to be able to fill in some areas," Lori McCarney of Bikeshare Hawaii said.

Bikeshare Hawaii hopes to get funding so it can set up rental stations at UH and areas mauka of the freeway.

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