Northwest Regional Bike Share Feasibility Study

In 2023, Commuting Solutions and BCycle, in collaboration with local governments and businesses, are exploring the feasibility, cost and implementation of a bike share system that would encompass Boulder, Broomfield, Boulder County Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Superior, and Westminster. The system would utilize electric bikes provided by BCycle that could be rented and used to travel within and between these communities. 

Your input is invaluable. Please take the time to complete our public survey and provide your insights about having a bikeshare program in our region. 

Bike share programs such as Boulder BCycle and the Denver Bike Share Program are innovative systems that give users the ability to pick-up a bicycle at a variety of locations and drop them off at a different one. While many of our local communities have some version of a bikeshare program, there is not currently an option for regionwide connectivity. 

The Benefits of Bike Sharing

  • Bike share programs are great for the occasional bike rider.
  • You don’t have to own your own bike, of course.
  • Bike sharing can be cost-efficient and a great way for visitors, students and residents to explore a new travel destination.
  • Bike riding is an excellent way to exercise and contribute to a healthy lifestyle, and bicycles can take you to interesting places you can’t always get to in a car.  
  • Bike share programs can help transit commuters close the crucial “last mile gap” of a commute. When their bus or train’s last stop is still a mile or so from their destination or workplace, bike share can help them get from door-to-door faster. Bike share programs are often located near transit stations, allowing a commuter to get on/off a bike quickly and efficiently at their last/first transit stop.
  • Bike sharing can provide an excellent alternative to owning a having to own a car. With a bike, you have the freedom to easily get around your own town for work or play, sometimes quicker than a vehicle could get you there.