Bike Share Equity Concept Paper

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DOT Bike Share is pleased to present the Bike Share Equity Concept Paper released March 21, 2018 and invites you to comment on the approach it outlines. This Concept Paper serves as a precursor to the Bike Share Equity Request for Proposal (RFP), which is anticipated to be released later this spring through the HHS Accelerator system.

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) is initiating Ride On, a community outreach program seeking innovative proposals to support the City’s goal of doubling bicycling by 2020. Through an integrated outreach framework of engagement, bike education, encouragement, and evaluation, the program aims to increase the numbers of New Yorkers who bike with focus on under-represented groups of New Yorkers such as, but not limited to, women, people of color, and low to moderate level income people. 

NYC DOT aims to partner with community based organizations in the Harlem, Astoria - Long Island City, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Red Hook neighborhoods to engage and promote active transportation options such as biking and bike share in the community. Utilizing a range of strategies from focus groups, targeted outreach, events, and promotions, the organizations will work with stakeholders in their communities to raise awareness of bicycling and bike share as transportation tools and increase trips made by these modes.

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